Gerhard Richter’s Painting After All at The Met Breuer was the last show I saw before the pandemic erupted. The exhibition closed March 12, 2020, just 8 days after opening. I felt so lucky to have seen it—what a majestic display.

Then for more than a year, our world shut down. So much of life necessarily went online. A forlorn period—a time of loss and pain, loneliness and ennui, separation and sadness.

But not altogether.

In our shared isolation and our need for connectivity, we discovered Zoom and experimented with digital programming and events. The art world invented new mechanisms for sharing art, expanding possibility in lasting ways. Challenged by so much, we changed our methods, devising new ways to be together.

I too changed mine.

With this newsletter, I introduce Bruun Studios’ new look: simpler, more streamlined, more current. And this is just the start: on Thursday, June 24, at 4:00 p.m., I will launch Bruun Studios’ dynamic new digital platform, on which I aim to capture some of the energy and experience of past in-person events, this time for a global audience.

Details coming soon.