Founded in 1989, Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art was created, coinciding with World AIDS Day on December 1st, as a call for “mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis.”

Today, the Allentown Art Museum marks its participation this year with a virtual program, in collaboration with Visual AIDS, highlighting art projects focused on the strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic as well as supporting artists, past and present, who have been affected.

Visual AIDS Screening of ENDURING CARE

The Allentown Art Museum is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021 by presenting ENDURING CARE, a program of seven new videos highlighting community care within the ongoing HIV crisis. This program features work by Beto Pérez, Steed Taylor, Danny Kilbride, Cristóbal Guerra, Katherine Cheairs, Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad & Uriah Bussey, and J Triangular & the Women’s Video Support Project.

Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

Video Presentation: A Day of Remembrance with Kay Haring

Museum President and CEO, Max Weintraub, leads a shrouding of art, a moment of silence, and a discussion with artist Keith Haring’s sister, Kay Haring, to honor those who have been and continue to be affected by AIDS.

Reading of Kay Haring’s Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing

Kay Haring’s Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing explores the life and art of Keith Haring from his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame. It sheds light on this important artist’s great humanity, his concern for children, and his disregard for the establishment art world. Reproductions of Keith’s signature artwork appear in scenes boldly rendered by Robert Neubecker. This is a story to inspire, and a book for Keith Haring fans of all ages to treasure.

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing is available for purchase in the Museum Store, Thursday-Sunday, 11am-4pm, or at our online Museum Store.