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ArtWorks for AIDS

ArtWorks for AIDS is a traveling exhibition and auction of African Art to benefit research and care in southern Africa. Included in the exhibition are artists from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland all commissioned to interpret the theme of HIV/AIDS in southern Africa with special reference to women and children. This exhibit has been curated by Marilyn Martin, Artworks for AIDS curator and Director of the South African National Gallery.
"I accepted the invitation by the Harvard AIDS Institute (HAI) and Secure the FutureTM to curate the exhibition "ArtWorks for AIDS" with gratitude and enthusiasm for I believe that the pandemic is everyone's business and that artists can show the way to a better understanding of and caring for those who are both infected and affected. The exhibition comprises artists from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland commissioned to interpret the theme of HIV/AIDS in southern Africa with special reference to women and children."
- Marilyn Martin, Artworks for AIDS curator and Director of the South African National Gallery.

To read more of the the curator's statement, click here.


Venues
XIII International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa - July 9-14, 2000
Washington, D.C. Women's Museum
- September 11-15, 2000
Brussels European Parliament - October 9-20, 2000
Boston Harvard Club - Art will be auctioned on November 30, 2000 with all proceeds going to benefit research and care in southern Africa.


This exhibition is organized and coordinated by the Harvard AIDS Institute and Secure the FutureTM, a $100 million commitment by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company to furthering AIDS research and care for women and children in southern Africa.