Engaging the Community: Seeking Equity in Art AIDS America
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 4-5:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
230-231 America's Center
Art AIDS America (AAA) was the first major traveling exhibition to reveal how the AIDS epidemic forever changed American art. In its final days at the first venue activists and then artists raised issues of representation of African Americans within AAA and the museum field while in the final days at the second venue government officials raised issue in the content of the exhibition. Explore how three museums listened, adapted and addressed issues of diversity, inclusion, community input and equity through this exhibition.
- Discover how an exhibition, which took ten years to develop, shifted in scope and focus as it evolved from concept to community.
- Explore how three distinct museum venues addressed issues of diversity, inclusion, equity and political pressure through the topics of art and AIDS.
- Learn how to address community's social justice concerns and expectations within the museum practice.
Zuckerman Museum of Art
Justin Rabideau is the Director of the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art located at Kennesaw State University in Metro Atlanta, Georgia
Tacoma Art Museum
Rock Hushka is the Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at the Tacoma Art Museum.
Director of curatorial and education programs
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Sergio Bessa is the Director of Curatorial and Education Programs at the Bronx Museum of the Arts