The presents the Americas COVID-19 Memorial, an artist-driven exhibit acknowledging the grave impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Americas. While the Americas account for approximately 13% of the world’s population it has experienced nearly 50% of the world’s COVID-19 deaths, with over 1.9 million lives lost.
Featuring artwork from 21 artists across the Western Hemisphere that address this disproportionate impact, this exhibition aims to serve as a space for shared reflection, collective grieving, and healing through art.
Biennial Events at Museo:
Grand Opening @ First Friday
Friday, September 3, – 12-9 pm
Join us in person for the first glimpse of the Americas COVID-19 Memorial. We will have light refreshments, artisan vendors and entertainment planned for the evening.
Free admission 12-9pm
ConnectArte: Biennial of the Americas
Thursday September 16, 6-7:30 pm
The Biennial of the Americas and Museo de las Americas invite the public to join us to hear from artists and a curator of the Americas COVID-19 Memorial exhibition on display from Sept. 3-25. We are honored to be joined by commissioned artists Ana María Hernando and Jave Yoshimoto, Curatorial Advisor, Derrick Velasquez and Museo de las Americas Director Claudia Moran to discuss the role of art in communicating and processing grief and their personal contribution to this collective memorial project featuring the works of 21 artists across the Americas.
This is a free, in-person event.