Double Rainbows

Curated by Rob Blackson

water color painting
rainbow made of cut paper hangs on the wall with other framed art
rainbow made out of cut paper
finger painted rainbow signed "delilah"

During the pandemic when families in Philadelphia couldn’t go out to play, children helped bring joy to neighbors by displaying rainbows in windows from inside their homes. Created in a partnership between Please Touch Museum, Temple Contemporary at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, and Philadelphia Contemporary Double Rainbows is an in-person and online exhibition of these rainbows.

After the exhibition the drawings were given to families across the city, who lost a loved one to the coronavirus, as a show of caring and compassion. Rainbows have also beeen distributed to partnering hospitals to brighten up COVID wards.