Frontline and Essential Workers Face the Beast exhibit on view at the American Labor Museum

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Frontline and Essential Workers Face the Beast exhibit is currently on view at the American Labor Museum.  The exhibit features original paintings of frontline workers by New York contemporary artist Steve Derrick.  Mr. Derrick used photos of frontline workers posted on social media to paint portraits.  He sent the completed paintings to the workers he portrayed as a way to thank them for their labor during these trying times.

Millions of men and women worldwide are part of the essential workforce on the frontlines of the Covid19 pandemic.

Frontline and Essential Workers Face the Beast is on view through Saturday, August 21st, 2021.

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The American Labor Museum is headquartered in the historic Botto House National Landmark, which is located at 83 Norwood Street in Haledon, New Jersey.  It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike.  The Museum offers a free lending library, period rooms, changing exhibits, Museum Store, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events.  The Museum's hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 9AM-5PM.  On-site visitors are welcome Wednesday - Saturday, 1-4PM and by appointment.  Virtual (ZOOM) tours are offered by appointment.  For further information, please call the Museum at (973)595-7953, email or visit