Virtual Insights: Archiving the Present

American Folk Art Museum



Free with registration

Event Dates

Jun 30, 2020


1:00 pm–2:00pm

American Folk Art Museum

Join Natalie Milbrodt, Director of the Queens Memory Project, in conversation with Regina Carra, Rapaport Archivist at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM), on archiving stories of resilience, hope, mutual aid, and loss amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Special guest, artist Alexis Ward will join the conversation to discuss her artistic practice. Learn how the Queens Memory Project and AFAM Archives quickly shifted their collecting practices to capture a record of the impacts of the pandemic on the communities they serve. This program will feature artworks and responses archived so far, information about how to contribute in the future, and a discussion of how “archiving the present” is part of larger, ongoing archival efforts at the Queens Memory Project and AFAM. Space is limited and advance registration is required. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with Zoom instructions. Please email if you have any questions.