When the World Went Still

When the World Went Still

COVID-19 robbed us of warm embraces from family and friends, nights at the movie theater to unwind, visits to favorite local restaurants and coffee shops for simple indulgences, and trips near and far to see loved ones. Quite literally, New York City went still, and so did the world.

Nurses have been the largest healthcare workforce responding to COVID-19 and Meyers nurses locally, nationally, and globally have been the backbone of the world’s pandemic response. This exhibition includes nearly two dozen works, including paintings, drawings, photographs, a time capsule, a timeline of newspaper covers, and a handmade quilt — an interdisciplinary effort documenting our students’, faculty members’, and alumni’s experiences during the pandemic.

We dedicate this moving remembrance to all nurses who selflessly gave more than most can imagine for patients and their families during one of the most challenging times in modern history. We also mourn the lives of those lost and grieve for those they left behind.

To a brighter future — together.




At the College’s home at 433 1st Ave, the exhibit is organized by theme on various floors of the building. To begin exploring the digital version, select one of the themes below.


We hope you enjoy!





Thank you to all of the Meyers community members who contributed to the exhibit, and a special thank you to the exhibit curator and planning committee.



Ching-wen Janet Chuang, Steinhardt '23

Planning committee:

Thomas Freedman

Lance Irving

Tanisha Johnson-Campbell

Margaret McCarthy

Keith Olsen

Cristina Rivera

Hank Sherwood

Karen Wenderoff