Before we get to the issue at hand, I wanted to make sure you saw the music video below. It’s just a few minutes.
Some of our favorite hours during the pandemic, is watching documentaries. Bios are our thing.
Dominick Dunne: After The Party
Mike Nichols: American Masters
All Or Nothing At All
A New Assignment
Eliot and I are so proud that one of the alumni artists of the Fountainhead Residency just sold a painting for $400,000 through Phillips Auction House. It’s so nice to know that Fountainhead plays a meaningful role in the creative lives of thousands of artists all over the world. I’m on the Board at Fountainhead. Here is the story of Christina Quarles.
A friend’s story
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Eliot and I were told weeks ago to buy a pair of goggles for each of us if we were going to fly anywhere. The goggles are supposed to protect us from touching airborne droplets and then scratching our face. That act alone could cause someone to contract the virus.
A number of companies are already designing and manufacturing protection glasses.
I found one on Indiegogo. It’s called Stoggles : Stylish Protection For Your Eyes. Marketing copy says, “Protects from germy fingers and airborne droplets: blue light filter + light responsive + Rx friendly.”
Transparent Side + Top Shields
Anti-Fog Coated Lenses
Blue Light Blocking Lenses
Light Responsive Lenses
Rx Lens Options
Impact Resistant Polycarbonate
ANSI Z87.1 Certified (PENDING)
The Stoggles are not that expensive. They will be available very soon. Long before I saw Stoggles, we bought a regular pair of goggles as a safeguard. Now we will consider Stoggles.
This week has brought bad news for East Coast museums, with three major ones—the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston—announcing layoffs. The Met laid off 79 employees and furloughed an additional 181, bringing its total layoffs since the pandemic began in March to 160, some 20 percent of museum staff. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has laid off 85 employees; an additional 42 having accepted voluntary separation agreements, the number of employees there is down by about 23 percent. And the MFA cut its staff by 57, with another 56 workers taking voluntary early retirement offers.
And things could get worse yet for museums across the country. A survey by the American Alliance of Museums in late July found that one-third of United States museums could shutter permanently in the financial fallout related to the pandemic. Stay tuned as we bring you the latest.
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