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New Installation at the MSU Broad to Showcase Community Stories of Care Amid Pandemic

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Posted at 10:13 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 10:13:52-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU Broad) invites community members to share messages of thanks for a new installation, Acts of Care. While practices of physical distancing and self-isolation now shape our worldview, the installation will celebrate how our community has found ways to connect and care for each other.

The installation will open alongside the planned reopening of the museum on Sept. 1.

“We thought this would be the perfect way to welcome visitors back to the museum,” said Morgan Butts, director of communications. “We wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to our communities, and highlight how we’ve come together to help one another.”

The MSU Broad acknowledges the wide range of caregivers working tirelessly (sometimes unwittingly) during these difficult times by focusing on their acts of care and our messages of empathy, compassion, and gratitude for these fellow community members. Care takes many different forms. From the daily efforts of healthcare and other frontline workers, to learning about and taking action against racial injustice, to the support we receive from friends, family, and neighbors, there are gestures of care all around us—both grand and small.

Community members are invited to submit a statement of gratitude and an accompanying image, which the MSU Broad will print and display in the Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing of the museum. Collectively, these statements and images will reflect the abundance of care in our communities as we navigate these challenging times together.

To contribute to the installation, share who has provided care for you and your community at broadmuseum.msu.edu/exhibitions/acts-of-care. Submissions must be received by Aug. 2 to be included in the first round of installation prior to Sept. 1, and submissions after will be added on a rolling basis.

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