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    ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987–1993

    Presented by at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    October 31, 2009


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    ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987–1993

    Gallery Talk with Claire Grace, exhibition co-curator and Agnes Mongan Curatorial Intern, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum

    This talk will explore posters, stickers, and public art projects made by art collectives that emerged out of New York’s AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP). Powerful graphics helped transform entrenched ideas about sexuality and played an enormous role in changing legal policy and medical practice.

    Free admission.
    Meet in the Sert Gallery, second floor.
    Gallery talks are informal and include discussion.

    For more information, please contact Susannah Hutchison at 617-496-8576 or susannah_hutchison@harvard.edu.

    The above program is presented in conjunction with ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987–1993, an exhibition of over 70 politically-charged posters, stickers, and other visual media that emerged during a pivotal moment of AIDS activism in New York City. Organized by the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and the Harvard Art Museum. On view at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts October 15–December 23, 2009.


    Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    24 Quincy Street, Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Free admission.


    General Day and Time Info:
    11:00 - 11:30 am

    Phone: 617-496-8576


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