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AIDS & Art: Artists in an Epidemic: Resources

This bibliography provides resources from MICA's Decker Library related to the themes and topics explored in the Decker Library display AIDS & Art: Artists in an Epidemic, on view from December 1, 2021 - January 29, 2022

Resources on artist responses to HIV/AIDS

Resources on artist responses to HIV/AIDS

  • AIDS Memorial Quilt: Make a Panel
    The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt continues to grow. Learn how to make a new panel and add to the project!
  • Visual AIDS
    Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
  • Day Without Art 
    On December 1st 1989, the World Health Organization (WHO) observed its second annual World AIDS Day. That same day, Visual AIDS began another day of remembrance, Day Without Art. As a day of mourning, more than 800 arts organizations, museums, and galleries in the U.S. shrouded artworks and replaced them with information about HIV or closed their doors. Both Day Without Art and World AIDS Day continue today. See Visual AIDS documentation of how artists and arts institutions have responded over the years.

Resources on the history of HIV/AIDS activism

Resources for the history of HIV/AIDS activism

  • AIDS ACTION NOW!
    AIDS ACTION NOW! is a community-based activist group from Toronto, which formed in response to government and medical inaction around HIV/AIDS in the 1980s.Their website contains interviews with AIDS activists recorded from 2014-2018.
  • ACT UP Oral History Project
    The ACT UP Oral History Project is an archive of 187 interviews with members of ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, New York. The project is coordinated by Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman, with principal camera work by James Wentzy.
  • ACT UP at the New York Public Library (NYPL)
    The NYPL houses roughly 97.4 linear feet of archival materials from the activist group AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, New York. Over 100 posters and other ephemera have been digitized and are viewable for free online.

HIV/AIDS resources and general information

HIV/AIDS resources and general information

Please note: This list of health resources is not comprehensive nor complete. For all medical concerns, you should speak with a licensed and trained healthcare provider for further assistance. 

HIV.gov

CDC Resources

Baltimore HIV/AIDS Resources

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