How do you measure a World AIDS Day and remember a year? If you’re the Museum of Design Atlanta, you do it in 1,440 minutes with scores of events, drag queens and touching exhibits.
The Midtown museum hosted 24 hours of events on Dec. 1 to commemorate World AIDS Day and shine the spotlight on its ongoing exhibit, “Graphic Intervention: 25 years of AIDS Awareness Posters.” They opened with a midnight reception and closed 24 hours later with a candlelight vigil. In between was a dance party, breakfast, poetry reading, quilting workshop to highlight a display of panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt and performances. Lots of them.
The Georgia State Opera belted out a few selections as did the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra. There was the Serenbe Playhouse Divas and their tantalizing candy canes, the Zoetic Dance troupe and the Armorettes (top photo), who pitch their tent throughout the year around raising funds for HIV agencies.
MODA’s “Graphic Intervention” runs through Jan. 1.