Celebration Series offers Rochester area families and community members the opportunity to learn more about specific cultures, communities, and events through performances, presentations, art & crafts, and more. On Wednesday, December 1, from 5 to 9 pm, the Memorial Art Gallery will host World AIDS Day—Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility: The past is local, the present is global, the future is shared—in tribute to those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and in anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster, which features HIV/AIDS Education Posters from the Atwater Collection at the University of Rochester.

Event Schedule:

5–6:30 pm – Visit community informational tables and interact with others, take part in arts & crafts, and view a continuous digital display slideshow of AIDS Education Posters from the digital collection site, focusing on the history of World AIDS Day from around the world

6:30–8 pm – Enjoy concert performances

8-8:30 pm – Closing reception

This event is free to the public with a suggested donation of $5 per group and registration for tickets is required. Please visit MAG’s website for the most up-to-date information on the event and how to register. Proof of vaccination is required in the form of a vaccination card or the excelsior app. Masks are mandatory.

Celebration Series Sponsor

Sponsored by the Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery. In partnership with Thomas Warfield/PeaceArt, Trillium Health, and URMC Rochester Victory Alliance.