New art exhibition at CDC museum explores artistic documentation of COVID-19 pandemic

The painting "Stand and Witness" by Richard Nielsen (Courtesy of Charlotte Kent)

As we look back on the COVID-19 pandemic, the achievements of scientists, doctors, nurses and other first responders seem underappreciated.

One way to shed light on this extraordinary moment in our globally interconnected lives is through the achievements of artists who prolifically documented, interpreted and expressed unique perspectives on the pandemic over recent years.

“Stand and Witness: Art in the Time of COVID-19” is a new exhibition at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum. It showcases works in painting, poetry, prose, performance, and video and is on display to the public through Oct. 25.

Louise Shaw, curator at the CDC Museum, and contributing artist Richard Nielsen joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes to discuss the new exhibition.”