JSMA Brings COVID-19 Public Art Campaign To Eugene Area

Mar 24, 2021

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has partnered with world renowned and Oregon-born artist Carrie Mae Weems for a public art campaign about COVID-19. The project’s focus is twofold.

   

RESIST COVID | TAKE 6! aims to promote good health practices and dispel myths about COVID-19. While also raising awareness for how African American, Latino and Native American communities have been disproportionately affected by the virus.

This is done through advertising-style art such as billboards, lawn signs, stickers and reusable totes. 

Executive Director John Weber says this project is the first in the national campaign which incorporates vaccine material.

“The goal is to have a healthy society in all ways possible. Physical health and social justice health,” said Weber. “The goal is to be able to hold hands again.”

A third of the art for Eugene/Springfield will also be in Spanish.

So far, 18 cities across the nation have participated.