Royal Ontario Museum to curate COVID-19 experiences with two exhibitions this fall

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The Royal Ontario Museum is launching two exhibitions this fall chronicling experiences of the COVID-19 crisis.

On Sept. 18, the Toronto museum will unveil a collection of more than 100 masks made by creators across the globe.

"Unmasking the Pandemic: From Personal Protection to Personal Expression" will include about 40 face coverings made by Canadian artists and designers.

The ROM also plans to present a crowdsourced collection of art that aims to show what the pandemic looks like through a child's eyes.

"My Pandemic Story: Youth Create Portraits of a Pandemic," which debuts on Oct. 9, features 50 works submitted by Ontario artists aged four to 18 expressing their emotions and experiences of the COVID-19 crisis.

Both exhibitions are set to run through Feb. 21.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 31, 2021.