Scroll through objects collected from the Chicago region and accessioned into the Field Museum's collection.
Explore the Chicago region Pandemic Collection galleries below.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT + VIRTUAL PAINTING GALLERY
Tangled Mass Triptych
Makeba Kedem-DuBose's 3-panel mixed media work uses the Christian triptych and the classic 3-part organization of a European sonata to engage the ongoing aftermath of US chattel slavery, particularly including imagery reflecting different elements of Black American life histories.
VIRTUAL PAINTING GALLERY
Portrait of George Floyd
Nicholas Barron is a Chicago-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, and painter. When his music gigs were put on hold during the pandemic, Nicholas established creative collaborations with Chicago artists Makeba Kedem-Dubose (Barrkeba) and Peven Everett (Iconafitti arts collab).
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT + PHOTO
Melissa Blount’s embroidered tribute to Breonna joins a collective creative movement that drew on the popularity of the W.A.P. acronym from Cardi B. and Megan Thee Stallion’s body and sex-positive eponymous song (August 2020) to expand the acronym’s meaning to: What About Prosecuting the cops who killed Breonna Taylor?
RefugeeOne Sewing Studio
For many individuals who took part in the RefugeeOne classes or who were able to take a sewing machine home with them, mask making was one thing they could do to take their minds off of everything going on, as well as help their community members by providing masks.