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The art of living through a pandemic

During the AIDS era, the saving presence of art in my life enabled me both to grieve full time and to serve as a minister full time.

Mark L. Belletini | 6/1/2020
R-20120229-0021.jpg Hiram Powers American, 1805 - 1873 Study of a Hand, 1856 charcoal heightened with white chalk on green wove paper sheet: 11.2 × 17.6 cm (4 7/16 × 6 15/16 in.) John Davis Hatch Collection, National Gallery of Art.

Study of a Hand, 1856, by Hiram Powers, American, 1805 - 1873, charcoal heightened with white chalk on green wove paper. John Davis Hatch Collection, National Gallery of Art. (Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington)