Art in the time of COVID has both challenges and opportunities.
UMOCA’s newest exhibition, Lawn Gnomes 2020, calls on artists, neighbors, makers, and thinkers of all kinds to transform their neighborhoods by installing their own public sculpture! While this project has launched with 7 artists to start, the hope is that others will join in and add to the growing exhibition.
The main idea is to think outside of the gallery walls, expand the role of the artist, and to call upon everyone in the community to innovate and to reimagine lawns as both private and public spaces. While we stay home, stay safe, and social distance, we can still continue to create and to think about new ways to engage our city and our neighbors.
This project draws on a 2011 UMOCA exhibition called Lawn Gnomes East Your Hearts Own, organized by visiting curator Micol Hebron.
While this time is full of change, loss, deep worry, and uncertainty, it doesn’t have to be art free! JOIN THE MOVEMENT! MAKE WORK TODAY!