🗓️ December 1
Day Without Art was first held on December 1, 1989 as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis to raise awareness that HIV infections can happen to anyone.
800 U.S. art and AIDS groups participated in the first Day Without Art, shutting down museums, sending staff to volunteer at AIDS services.
In the beginning of the 1980-ies news media reports were on the rise about people dying of a newly discovered virus that seemed to have no cure.
While the common people were mere nameless numbers, the public was shocked when the virus took away celebrities, people who we knew by name.
Almost half a century later we finally found medicines that enable people with HIV to survive their infection.
And several tests give us sparks of hope that we found a cure to end this horrible disease definitely.
the crudeness of reality
would make the world unbearable.”
— George Bernard Shaw