Claude Monet’s haunting “Waterloo Bridge” adorns a wall in the Scaife Galleries at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and it has gone unseen in the last three months, except by a handful of museum employees that have continued to work in the building.

The same goes for Vincent Van Gogh’s “Wheat Fields After the Rain,” Paul Gauguin’s “Landscape With Three Figures,” Edward Hopper’s “Sailing,” and all the other paintings, sculptures and prints in the museum’s collection that are on display. They have, of course, been behind locked doors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Lockdown measures across the United States and around the world have been particularly brutal for museums, which need paid admissions to keep budgets in the black and employees on the payroll.

Staff Writer

Brad Hundt came to the Observer-Reporter in 1998 after stints at newspapers in Georgia and Michigan. He serves as editorial page editor, and has covered the arts and entertainment and worked as a municipal beat reporter.

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