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Christina Stock Photo The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art is closed due to the regulations in regards of COVID-19, but virtuel visitors can explore the museum over their website with a 360º program.

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Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art offers virtual exploration online

By Christina Stock

Vision Editor

In the midst of the new way of life facing social distancing — where regulations are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including closures of museums — the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (AMoCA) has a way to stroll through its rooms virtually.

Unfortunately, it does not cover the new works of Roswell Artist-in-Residence (RAiR) Tonee Harbert.

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Roswell Artist-in-Residence Tonee Harbert’s lecture and reception has been moved to May 1. The artist’s medium is photography. After his residency is over, Harbert is planning to stay in town at the historic residence for another six months.

His reception and lecture has been moved to May 1, depending on the state’s decision. A detailed story will be published in the Vision section of the Roswell Daily Record as preview the Sunday before the event.

Director of AMoCA Nancy Fleming said in an email that Aaron Cederberg and Museum Virtual Tour created the virtual tour of the museum. The description reads as follows, “Take a virtual tour of the AMoCA. Immerse yourself in an interactive 360 degree tour of AMoCA. Explore 12 galleries with more than 500 diverse works created by current and former Roswell Artists-in-Residence. This virtual tour is best viewed on a laptop or desktop.”

The link to the experience is rair.org/amoca-virtual-tour.

The virtual tour is not all that is offered. “I’ve also instigated a detail-a-day on the Anderson Museum’s Instagram for the duration of our closure,” Fleming said. “Today (March 19) was the first day and I’ve e-mailed former RAiRs: ‘Don’t let the corona-closings cramp your creativity — participate in AMoCA’s gift shop.’ So hopefully we have lots of new gift shop items when we open back up,” she said.

For more information, visit rair.org.


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