• Closing museums now is the wrong move

    9 days ago - By Get Visual

    A view of the Smithsonian Museum before the pandemic
    Frustration. Disappointment. Perplexity. These are a few of the emotions I experienced after reading a Washington Post report that the Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art are set to close due to a recent increase in the number of COVID cases in the Washington, D.C., region. One unaddressed question arises: Who's getting COVID from visiting a museum? (Or, even less likely, at a zoo - yes, the National Zoo is part of the Smithsonian's organization and will also close.) Since the beginning of the pandemic, as essential businesses...
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