Good news in these troubling times...it’s there if you look for it. Here’s a quick roundup of some stories that affirmed our conviction that humans are awesome .
This quarantine creativity is inspiring. The Getty Museum in Los Angeles put out the call to all their housebound fans to re-create a masterwork using whatever they had on hand. The results were suitable for framing.
We challenged you to dig into Getty's online collections and re-create artworks with objects at home, inspired by the Instagram account @tussenkunstenquarantaine aka "Between Art and Quarantine," and boy did you deliver. Swipe to see just a few of the thousands of genius re-creations. Some tips for you if you haven't taken on the challenge yet: . 1️⃣ Enlist a pet: Get your dogs, cats, bunnies, and even ferrets into the mix. 2️⃣ Make a face, strike a pose: If you’re interested in re-creating a portrait or group scene, pay attention to the facial expressions—they really make it. 3️⃣ Pay attention to lighting: Try to imagine where the light in the artwork is coming from, and orient your composition so a window or lamp is casting similar light onto the scene. 4️⃣ Think abstractly: If you’re having trouble re-creating an artwork’s appearance, try focusing on shapes over colors. 5️⃣ Make it snackable: Edible art counts too. Photograph it, then eat it! . Tag us @gettymuseum and share your creation with the world using #betweenartandquarantine and #tussenkunstenquarataine. Keep them coming, creative geniuses. 👏
We challenge you to recreate a work of art with materials at home. It's easy: . 🥇 Choose your favorite artwork 🥈 Find three things lying around your house 🥉 Recreate the artwork with those items To find artworks, check out our online collection: getty.edu/art/collection Tag #betweenartandquarantine and #tussenkunstenquarantaine in your creations! . . Challenge inspired by @Rijksmuseum and @tussenkunstenquarantaine #museumathome #stayathomechallenge #artselfie
Face Masks have been a topic of debate during the COVID-19 crisis. The public was initially urged not to purchase masks unless suffering from the coronavirus or especially vulnerable to the virus so that the supply was sufficient to reach and protect healthcare workers. With news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now encouraging everyone to wear a mask whenever in public, here are some options for future face protection, one that is a clever DIY from Tora Smart and the other that gives back. There is also a mask with a plastic window so people who are hearing impaired can stay safe while still being able to communicate.
Also a reminder that Moms are the best.❤❤❤❤
*By sharing them, we’re not making specific recommendations or suggestions. Consult the CDC for guidance.
[innovación del día] Una idea muy sencilla pero valiosísima para cuidar y generar inclusión: mascarillas especiales para las personas con problemas de audición🙌🏼 #quererteesinnovar #granidea #innovacion #cariño . Repost Posted @withregram • @majicallynews INCLUSION MATTERS: A college senior, studying education for the deaf and hard of hearing, is making masks with a plastic window so people who are hearing impaired can stay safe while still being able to communicate. - Ashley Lawrence, who saw a missed opportunity for inclusion of deaf and hearing impaired people, took it upon herself to start making these much-needed masks. - "I felt like there was a huge population that was being looked over," Lawrence said. "We're all panicking right now and so a lot of people are just not being thought of. So, I felt like it was very important that, even at a time like this, people need to have that communication." - In just two days, Ashley already had dozens of orders from several states. To order one of Lawrence's masks, reach out to her at email@example.com. - You’re a hero Ashley and thank you for doing your part to help out during this uncertain time. We appreciate you! Photo Credit: Ashley Lawrence/GoFundMe. Source: Lex18. Follow @majicallynews for more Good News Only! - - - #inclusion #inclusionmatters #waytogo #innovation #helpingothers #inspiring #doyourpart #gooddeeds #goodnews #goodnewsonly #goodnewsfeed #deaf #hearingloss #hearingimpaired #hardofhearing #hearingaids #kentucky #communication
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS
In Las Vegas, hotels and casinos on The Strip lit up with messages of hope, like We Love You and #VegasStrong. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal: “The galvanizing messages graced MGM Grand, Caesars Palace, the Flamingo, Mandalay Bay/Delano, Park MGM, Aria, New York-New York, The Venetian/Palazzo, Wynn/Encore, and the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas and the High Roller at the Linq Promenade. Former Nevada Gov. and Sen. Richard Bryan said Wednesday that the show of solidarity was crucial to the city’s capacity to overcome the coronavirus outbreak.”
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