Day without Art is a movement that was started on December 1 1989. It is a day to take a stand and morn those lost to AIDS. We have learned a lot about AIDS since that time as we have learned that it can touch everyone, inspire positive actions and watched as individuals came together.
The first Day Without Art shut down museums and the staff that would have worked gave the time as volunteers at AIDS services or sponsoring special exhibitions of work about AIDS. Since the first day the movement has grown and now includes museums, galleries, art centers, AID service organizations, libraries, high schools and colleges take part.
This day later changed to Day With(out) Art and highlights the proactive programming of art projects created by artist living with HIV/AIDS