ACT UP: A Radical Movement Once, Now an Exhibit

ongoing – Wed. Dec. 23

If you lived through the panic, hysteria and agony of AIDS in the '80s, you remember ACT UP, the radical protest group that ruffled more than a few feathers. Obviously, thRonald Reagan AIDSGATEose on the right, those who wanted to deny AIDS research funding, those who thought AIDS was God's revenge on perverts and drug users. But ACT UP got under the skin of those people who were on its side, too. This was a devastating disease that did attack the gay male community, and elements of that community reacted with radical activism. And now that's history. If you lived through it or missed it, here's a chance to (re)visit 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. It's at the Carpenter Center For the Visual Arts through Wed. Dec. 23. The exhibition also features the premiere of the ACT UP Oral History Project, a suite of over 100 video interviews with surviving members of ACT UP New York. It's free,

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