A Day With(out) Art

A Day With(out) Art

An annual event to commemorate international World AIDS Day

In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, the Portland Museum of Art is participating in A Day With(out) Art. Organized in 1989 in response to the AIDS epidemic, this annual event recognizes the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends; encourages caring for all people with AIDS; educates diverse publics about HIV infection; and helps find a cure.

PMA staff members select works of art to cover, and when you visit the galleries you will see personal reflections accompanying each of these works. By depriving access to these works of art, we invite you to pause and consider the void that AIDS has created in the art world specifically, and our community more broadly. Directly or indirectly, the AIDS crisis impacts us all. With such devastating loss, symbolized here by shrouded works of art, we are left to imagine how the world would be different today if all who have succumbed to this disease were still with us.

Please note, participating artworks are covered from Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 1 in observance of A Day With(out) Art 

Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 1
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

 

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