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People Need Art in Times of Crisis. That’s Why Museums Should Be Among the First Institutions to Reopen for Business—Here’s How

Category: COVID-19
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The shuttered Cooper Hewitt Museum on April 2, 2020, in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

As museums begin to turn their attention to reopening, a cultural strategist offers some advice and tips to consider.

“Museums could offer people who have experienced weeks of isolation a safe place to go, or a reprieve from cramped quarters.”

– Andras Szanto

September 11, 2001, was a Tuesday. By that weekend, many of New York City's museums had reopened, free to the public. I remember seeing the faces of the visitors and how communing inside the museum gave them a sense of comfort and security, of life eventually recapturing its familiar rhythm.

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