Pieces of Now

Murals, Masks, Community Stories and Conversations

Winner of History in Progress Award from the American Association of State & Local History, 2021; Gold Award in Research & Innovation, Silver Award for 2020 Response, Media & Technology MUSE Awards from the American Alliance of Museums, 2021

Closes November 28, 2021

Virtual Exhibition

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From face masks to S. Elm Street storefront murals demanding racial justice, 2020 has seen amazing expressions across the Gate City. Pieces of Now features nearly 20 pieces of street art created as part of the summer protests, along with photos, objects and video interviews with artists and organizers. The exhibition also invites the community to share experiences, stories and objects related to the protests, pandemic and economic crisis.

This is a different from other exhibitions in the museum.
It is about NOW.
It is also unfinished, because we are in the middle of the story.

Listen to voices from across the city in complete video interviews, recorded public programs and responses to Pieces of Now on social media. And we are still collecting into 2021! Help us gather and preserve more pieces of now by sharing your story.

More to See & Hear

Full Interview Videos

Full-length interviews with artists, business owners, protest organizers, law enforcement and others. Click here to see the complete playlist on the GHM YouTube channel.

Public Programs

Recordings of public programs connected with Pieces of Now. Click here to see the complete playlist on the GHM YouTube channel.

Gallery Videos

Shorter videos on view in the exhibition. Click here to see the complete playlist.

Images

#PiecesofNow on Instagram

Instagram responses to Pieces of Now from collaborators and visitors. Click here to see the growing collection of posts on @greensborohistory.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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#PiecesofNow on Twitter

Twitter responses to Pieces of Now from collaborators and visitors.

Help Us Gather & Preserve More Pieces of Now

Let’s fill in the missing pieces and make meaning together as a community. Share your stories, experiences and feelings about the changes taking place since March 2020. 

We are seeing history happen as the Covid-19 pandemic and protests around racial justice transform daily life in Greensboro. In this moment, it is important to preserve people’s stories, experiences and feelings about the changes taking place.

Click here to share your story at History Happening Now