Frost Art Museum FIU reopened to FIU students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, Sept. 9, and to members Friday, Sept. 11, by appointment only.
The museum will open to the public (also by appointment only) Friday, Sept. 18. To mark the occasion, and get the word out about new safety guidelines, the museum produced a fun video with FIU mascot Roary.
In the informational video, Roary helps demonstrate health and safety to museum goers by practicing social distancing, wearing a facial mask, sanitizing his hands and getting his temperature taken before entering.
“We thought it would be fun to create a PSA-like video with our beloved Roary to demonstrate how to visit a museum moving forward,” says Jordana Pomeroy, the Frost Art Museum’s director. “What better way to remind students, faculty, staff and patrons that we are opening in a safe way, and as always, providing free arts programming to the community?”
In the video Roary tours the exhibition “The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection,” one of three exhibitions available to view this fall at the Frost.
“Otros Lados: Itzel Alexis Basualdo, Hugo Crosthwaite, and Judithe Hernández,” running through Dec. 13, considers Mexican and Mexican American experiences from three different generations of artists and was inspired by the required text, A Dream Called Home by Reyna Grande, for FIU’s First-Year Experience Program. “Otros Lados” weaves narratives of historical memory, personal experience and social justice.
In celebration of the ratification of the 19th amendment, “House to House: Women, Politics, and Place” examines two ideas: the domestic space women have dominated, and the public, political space where their voices are increasingly heard. The exhibit opens Sep. 26, 2020 and runs through Jan. 3, 2021.
To learn more, visit the Frost Art Museum's website.