HIGH POINT — The High Point Museum is unveiling a new outdoor exhibit Saturday of student photos, art and writing about the pandemic.
The exhibit was created through a partnership with Millis Road Elementary School. Fourth-grade teacher Jamie Shields created a unit of study in which students took photographs, did writing exercises and created art projects to document their feelings and experiences during the pandemic of the past year. High Point Museum staff turned the work into a 20-panel exhibit that will be on the museum grounds throughout the summer.
The students’ projects demonstrate a range of experiences, documenting things like lessons learned, favorite memories, hardest parts, and even favorite pandemic snacks, Museum Director Edith Brady said.
“There are common feelings expressed by the kids in the exhibit, but you can also see that the students’ experiences were not identical,” Brady said. “This past year has been particularly isolating for children, who were stuck at home with their immediate families for most of it. Now that they are starting to be able to get out more, I hope it will be encouraging for them to visit this exhibit and see that other kids in our community have been dealing with similar feelings and frustrations.”
The outdoor exhibit is available during the museum’s current operating hours, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.