— by Mellany Armstrong, Associate Director of Communications

Philadelphia, PA — How are artists and curators responding to this moment of health-climate-political-economic crisis and movements for racial justice? Three virtual events, presented by Moore College of Art & Design under the theme of “Care Crisis,” take on issues such as art and aging, the inclusion of disinvested communities in social and political spheres, and the many individual roles that make up our systems of community care.  

Please join us for these Care Crisis-related virtual programs, which are all FREE and open to the public. Please register for the programs through the provided links:

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 6 pm: Anne Basting on Art and Aging, hosted by Moore’s Socially Engaged Art MFA and MA programs. For over 20 years, Basting has researched ways to infuse the arts into care settings with a particular focus on people with cognitive disabilities like dementia. 
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6 pm: Moore's 2020 Walentas Fellow Alicia Grullon on art and care, in dialogue with Laura Raicovich, hosted by Moore’s Socially Engaged Art MFA and MA programs. Grullon's interdisciplinary practice focuses on the politics of presence. 
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6 pm: Creative Resilience Collective on Community Care and Role Mapping, hosted by The Galleries at Moore. This workshop will offer a flexible framework for working together to better acknowledge each of our individual identities, strengths and capacities within collective and community projects. 

The programming, part of the Spring 2021 Conversations@Moore series, has been developed in partnership with Jefferson Humanities & Health, Thomas Jefferson University; and The Galleries at Moore. Anne Basting’s lecture is supported by a grant from the Lindback Foundation. 

Care Crisis” is an ongoing dialogue taking place at Moore across numerous courses and programs this academic year. Students from the graduate studio seminar course Keys to the City, the Curatorial Methods BFA class, the Curatorial Studio MFA class, the BFA Hybrid Genres writing course, and the BFA Community Arts Education course created a time-capsule website they call Care Crisis, about art and curating during a pandemic. The website features art projects, profiles of artists about their COVID-19 experiences, interviews and essays, and will be unfolding more content over the semester. 

The Conversations@Moore public program series is organized by Moore College of Art & Design’s Graduate Studies programs in Socially Engaged Art. For more information about these programs, visit Moore’s website