Visit The Empire State Plaza & New York State Capitol

Visit the Empire State Plaza and New York State Capitol

AIDS: Art in Protest

On Exhibit at the Empire State Plaza Visitor Center

About the Exhibit

AIDS Quilt
The exhibition, “AIDS: Art in Protest” explores how artists responded to the AIDS crisis during the 1980s and 1990s, and how AIDS activists exercised their First Amendment freedoms to drive medical and legislative action. The exhibition includes two pieces of the Names Project AIDS Quilt Memorial; images by internationally exhibited photographer and activist, Dona Ann McAdams, who documented the protests of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and the graphics of Gran Fury; protest T-shirts from artist, activist, and Emmy award winning television and independent film producer Lori E. Seid; and protest signage from activist, poet/playwright, and former MoMA Director of Publications, Carl Morse.

The exhibit will be on display until January 1, 2018.

Top image: Dona Ann McAdams, ACT UP Protest (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power)
Left image: Names Project AIDS Quilt Memorial