ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987–1993
November 12, 2009
Gallery Talk by Helen Molesworth, exhibition co-curator and Houghton Curator of 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.
Gallery talks are informal and include discussion.
Meet in the Sert Gallery, second floor.
For more information, please contact Susannah Hutchison at 617-496-8576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.