Cultural events are being canceled amid the coronavirus. So what?
Major events around the world have been canceled or postponed as the race to contain the novel coronavirus continues. The cultural sector -- with its numerous fairs, shows and festivals -- has also been significantly impacted.
Countless art institutions, museums and galleries have been temporarily shuttered. The Louvre in Paris, which houses the famous "Mona Lisa," is closed until further notice. A blockbuster exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Italian Renaissance painter Raphael was suspended just days after opening in Rome.(Excerpt from the text)