This July, the Art & Global Health Center goes to Washington, D.C.! We are especially excited to bring exhibitions of The A.R.T. Show and Through Positive Eyes in conjunction with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the 19th International AIDS Conference.
Selections of The A.R.T. Show will be shown in the Creativity and Crisis exhibition at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall June 27– July 1 and July 4–8. At the same, the Smithsonian will also collaborate with the Art & Global Health Center to run the Through Positive Eyes workshop at the Hirshhorn Museum, alongside the National Mall.
Both exhibitions will also be showcased at the 19th International AIDS Conference, July 22-27. Before the opening ceremony, the conference will feature a three minute overview video from the Through Positive Eyes project. In addition, mini-exhibitions will be placed in prominent locations throughout the Convention Center.
Throughout both events, we will engage visitors through a social media initiative leveraging Twitter and the photo app Instagram. Encouraging attendees to post images to Instagram or to Twitter using the hastag #MakeArtStopAIDS , we hope to gather and share the experiences of festival and conference participants with HIV/AIDS. In the coming weeks, we will feature the best of these images on our site so check back often to see the latest from DC! We also hope you will join us in this effort, documenting and sharing your experiences with HIV.
Lastly, be sure to check out this article about Through Positive Eyes, published by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.