The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is honoring World AIDS Day with two very special events. The second annual Black Tie “Holiday” Edition and 2017 Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art.
Save the Date for the second annual Black Tie “Holiday” Edition honoring World AIDS Day on Schomburg’s (First) Friday, December 1st at 6:00pm. “This special event will celebrate the spirit of holiday giving, the Schomburg’s 92-year history, and vast archival collections that are accessed across the world. This year, The Schomburg First Friday will also be honoring World AIDS Day, so please wear a touch of RED to commemorate those we have lost to AIDS and those living with HIV/AIDS today. Ring in the holiday season at this lavish cocktail affair that includes hors d’oeurves catered by The Seasoned Pot and complimentary glasses of champagne from 6 pm to 7 pm. Register here. #FirstFridays #WorldAIDSDay
Save the Date for Monday, December 4th at 6:30pm for 2017 Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art ~ “Visual AIDS has commissioned seven new and innovative short videos about the ongoing AIDS crisis from artists Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye & Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Brontez Purnell. The video program, titled ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, is the 28th iteration of Visual AIDS’s longstanding Day With(out) Art project. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett, Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings looks to prioritize black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic. A talkback featuring commissioned artists Thomas Allen Harris, Cheryl Dunye and Ellen Spiro in conversation with curators Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett follows the Schomburg screening. This program is presented in partnership with Visual AIDS and The Studio Museum In Harlem.”
Lots more happening at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture., located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street in Harlem. Check calendar of December Events.