The New School events for World AIDS Day
and the 25th Anniversary of Day With(out) Art

​November – December 2014

The New School demonstrates commitment to the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS through a series of program​s​ for​ World AIDS Day (December 1st)​, which this year is also the 25th anniversary of the global Day With(out) Art.​

World AIDS Day is ​a time for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV,​ and to commemorate people who have died. ​On Day With(out) Art, creative activism in the art world reveals the cultural devastation caused by HIV/AIDS.

A series of exhibitions and events at The New School, ​on and around December 1st, will engage the community in AIDS awareness and action.  ​Many programs this year will focus on arts activism.  Resource tables will also offer free information about HIV/AIDS prevention and testing. ​


Click on hotlinks in the descriptions below to learn more about any event.
November 24
  • The Last One: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt” documentary film screening, about the history of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, including Q&A with filmmaker Nadine Licostie, and an introduction by Dean of Media Studies Anne Balsalmo, 1:00-3:50 p.m. in Kellen Auditorium, 2 West 13th Street

December 1

December 1-2
  • AIDS Quilt Touch Interactive Table,” University Center lobby, Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
December 4
  • Alternate Endings short art films about HIV/AIDS (commissioned by Visual AIDS), plus Q&A with Visual AIDS Programs Manager Alex Fialho, 8:00-9:00 p.m. in room 510, 66 West 12th Street
December 8
  • Postcards From the Edge” postmark/submission deadline — participate in the 17th annual auction to support the work of Visual AIDS, the organization that contributed to the creation of Day With(out) Art and the red ribbon campaign, and which continues to fight against AIDS through art.  All contributions of 4×6-inch artworks will be shown at Luhring Augustine gallery, 531 West 24th Street in Chelsea, on the weekend of January 31-February 1, 2015; participating artists can attend the Preview Party on January 30 for free.  
Two weeks
  • AIDS Quilt panel display, University Center, Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, in the cafeteria seating area, on a wall between the second and third floors


Campus co-sponsors:  School of Art and Design History and Theory; School of Media Studies; School of Art, Media and Technology; Gender Studies; Queer Collective; Student Health Services/Wellness and Health Promotion; Safe Zone; Pronoun Collective; International Student Services.

2 Responses to “Reckoning With AIDS”

  1. Rosa Pagan said:

    Hi I want to attend the alternative ending event on December 4th, I was wondering if you have to pay or get a ticket. Also is it open to everyone because I’m a student at brooklyn college.

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