365 Days of Art: December 1 – Day Without Art

December 1 - AIDS ribbon-Day Without Art

December 1 has been acknowledged since 1989 as a Day Without Art, in order to remember artists who have died from AIDS. Many museums and galleries have closed, held vigils, hung walls with black, sent staff to volunteer at AIDS organizations, held special AIDS-related exhibitions, or otherwise used this as a day for mourning and action. This year, about 8,000 organizations are expected to take part in some form.