The pandemic also brought old art world maladies like institutional racism and income disparities into high relief.
We’ve seen the lowest-paid museum workers, who were either furloughed or laid off, suffer the most from the shutdowns while generously compensated museum executives remained relatively unscathed, in most cases taking only symbolic pay cuts.
And that’s along with the short-lived and vastly ridiculed Black Square social media campaign, in which many arts organizations took part.
The fight for justice and equality permeated the art world and shook the edifices of aloof institutions.
Whatever comes next, take it from me: Don’t go to sleep while watching Cuomo’s Covid briefings.