Day Without Art was created by the organization Visual AIDS in New York City on World AIDS Day, December 1, in 1989. In talking about Day Without Art, Visual AIDS writes:"Day Without Art (DWA) began in 1989 as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. To make the public aware that AIDS can touch everyone, and inspire positive action, some eight hundred US art and AIDS groups participated in the first Day Without Art, shutting down museums, sending staff to volunteer at AIDS services, or sponsoring special exhibitions of work about AIDS. Since then, Day With(out) Art has grown into a collaborative project in which an estimated 8,000 museums, galleries, art centers, AIDS Service Organizations, libraries, high schools and colleges take part on both the national and international levels."Collected Visions created Positive Visions for Day Without Art 1996. The Positive Visions Gallery contains snapshots and stories by and about people living with HIV/AIDS, who have died of AIDS, or who are caretakers of people with HIV/AIDS. This archive will remain and grow as a separate gallery within Collected Visions for as long as it is on the Web.
We encourage you to contribute snapshots and stories by and about people living with HIV/AIDS, who have died of AIDS, or who are caretakers of people with HIV/AIDS for this important archive. We will be adding the memorials, testaments, and autobiographical writings to Positve Visions as we receive them.
Be sure to visit Creative Time's Web Action at www.creativetime.org/dwa
If you are interested in contributing photographs & writings to Positive Visions, please see the submit information. We ask that you email firstname.lastname@example.org your story and we will put it together with your images. PLEASE NOTE that we will consider all contributions, but we cannot guarantee that all submissions will be accepted.
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