Art AIDS America: Chicago

Dec 1, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017

Alphawood Gallery

2401 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone Number: +1 312.932.9950

Art AIDS America: Chicago
Rock Hushka and Jonathan David Katz
Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2016 - April 2, 2017

This groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art. It introduces and explores the whole spectrum of artistic responses to AIDS, from the politically outspoken to the quietly mournful, surveying works from the early 1980s to the present.

Arts Aids America was originally organized by Tacoma Art Museum in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, where it was on display until September 25, 2016.  The exhibition is co-curated by Jonathan David Katz, director, Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo (The State University of New York) and Rock Hushka, chief curator and curator of contemporary and Northwest art at Tacoma Art Museum.  

The Chicago presentation of the exhibition will include expansive public programming and will serve as the catalyst for a citywide dialogue on the cultural impact of HIV/AIDS through robust public programming at the newly constructed Alphawood Gallery and via a constellation of related events presented in association with local arts and advocacy community allies. Admission to the exhibition and all programming held at the Gallery- artist & expert talks, panel discussions, performances, gallery tours, and HIV testing - are free and open to the public.

Event Type: Exhibition