The Museum proudly exhibits A Diary of the Plague Year: An Illustrated Chronicle of 2020 by artist Elise Engler from Wednesday, January 4th through Saturday, April 22nd, 2023.
A Diary of the Plague Year: An Illustrated Chronicle of 2020 consists of mixed media works on paper through which Ms. Engler depicted/responded to the news headlines heard on the radio each morning. She notes, "I listened, researched, snapped screen shots from online videos and photos as reference material." Ms. Engler continues, "These artworks reflect my interest in what is going on in the world. The idea was to create a pictorial record of one year of listening to the news."
Elise Engler's artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums. The works exhibited at the American Labor Musuem were published in Ms. Engler's book A Diary of the Plague Year: An Illustrated Chronicle of 2020 (Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt, Macmillan, 2022). For further information abour Ms. Engler's artwork, visit her website.
This program is made possible in part by a grant adminstered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.