World AIDS Day 2021
Please join us as we commemorate WNCAP’s 35 years of caring with a special World AIDS Day exhibit and screening in recognition of a Day With(out) Art at the Asheville Art Museum Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
AN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AND MOURNING IN RESPONSE TO THE AIDS CRISIS
In 1989, in response to the worsening AIDS crisis, Visual AIDS organized the first Day With(out) Art; a call to action that would celebrate the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends; encourage caring for all people with AIDS; educate diverse publics about HIV infection; and find a cure.
Coinciding with World AIDS Day, Visual AIDS organizes annual observances of Day With(out) Art, creating and distributing free video programs to universities, museums, art institutions, and AIDS organizations to be screened on or around December 1.
Day With(out) Art programming at the Asheville Art Museum:
ENDURING CARE, a one-hour film featuring seven new videos highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic. ENDURING CARE will be on a continuous loop throughout the day in the Museum’s multipurpose space on Level 1.
Posters located throughout the Museum share HIV-related statistics and data. Each of the five posters contain QR codes that link to audio recordings of Positive Voices from western North Carolina people living and thriving with HIV.
Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
For more information about visiting the museum and to reserve tickets, please go to https://www.ashevilleart.org/visit/