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Museum of Boulder Exhibit Features BCH COVID-19 Stories, Photos

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  • Written By: Boulder Community Health

Throughout COVID-19, BCH has been overwhelmed by the generosity of our community – from homemade masks and PPE donations to Feed the Frontlines meals and heartfelt cards and messages.

BCH is again experiencing an outpouring of support – this time from our community partner – the Museum of Boulder. The Museum’s upcoming fall exhibit, titled Drawing Parallels: Community Art & Artifacts from 2020” will prominently feature BCH’s response to COVID-19 and BCH's team efforts to care for patients, keep our community safe and stop the spread of this coronavirus.

The exhibit, which opened on Friday, Oct. 30, and runs until March 1, 2021, includes stories, photos and artifacts collected from physicians, nurses, patients and community members.

Visitors will experience:

  • "Ritual" - an interactive art installation that promoted reflection and reinforced strength – originally located outside the employee entrance of Foothills Hospital
  • How BCH mobilized to respond to the virus and create contingency plans
  • How the Boulder community came together to serve over 14,000 nutritious meals to frontline workers
  • The story of one woman’s birth during a pandemic
  • The role of the infectious disease team
  • #BCHBrave Banner and photos of our team
  • PPE used by BCH and donated by the community
  • The Foundation Stone Ritual celebrated during National Nurses Week

About the Exhibit

The exhibit aims to capture the breadth of emotions and experiences from the Boulder community in 2020 – from the high “highs” to the low “lows.” “Drawing Parallels” also features art and more than 40 artifacts from today's ongoing struggles with inequality, apathy, misinformation and isolation, while at the same time memorializing the creative and resilient responses of the Boulder community.

By drawing parallels to past "moments in time" - when a pandemic and a global war waged in 1918 or when masses of American citizens were imprisoned out of fear and xenophobia in 1942 - visitors are invited to discover how people in the past dealt with concurrent historic moments and consider what lessons — if any — we can take from the past to affect change or to simply to live healthy today.

Click here to learn more about the exhibit.

Visiting MOB & COVID-19 Measures

Click here for Museum of Boulder hours and admission information. Tickets are sold at the front desk, and groups may need to wait if the Museum reaches capacity.

Museum of Boulder is adhering to all Boulder County Public Health COVID-19 guidelines; guests must always wear a mask and maintain at least a six-foot distance from all visitors outside your party.