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“Art AIDS America” 30 Years of Reaction and Response

AAA_Terrill“Art AIDS America” is an in depth survey of artistic reaction to the AIDS crisis. Angry, political, pained, mournful, always personal and autobiographical,  this exhibition of 47 pieces, including never-before-seen-works by Catherine Opie, hangs at both the ONE Archives and Gallery in West Hollywood and at the West Hollywood Library. Part of the WeHo @30 series of art exhibitions celebrating West Holywood’s thirty years of cityhood, “AIDS Art America” shows the shift in American art from the abstract/conceptual works of the 1960s through early 80s inot the more revealing art of present day–a direct reaction to the personal tragedy experienced by so many artists of the time period.

” Art AIDS America” is a preview of Tacoma Museum of Art exhibition which opens later this year before traveling to New York and Georgia in 2016.

Locations & Hours

Please be aware that hours for the ONE Gallery and the West Hollywood Library differ and visitors wishing to see both parts of the exhibition should plan accordingly. Overlapping hours include Thursdays from 4-7 pm, and Friday/Saturday from 1-5 pm. Three hours of free validated parking is available in the Library Parking Structure located on El Tovar Place (validations available at the West Hollywood Library) during regular Library operating hours.

ONE Archives Gallery & Museum
626 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Thursday: 4pm-8pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Closed Mondays through Wednesdays, and June 12-14 (for LA Pride weekend)

Free admission, donations accepted. To verify hours, call (213) 821-2771 or visit one.usc.edu

West Hollywood Library
625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Monday-Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am-6pm

On Saturday, July 18, curator Jonathan D. Katz PhD. leads a free tour from 1:00 – 2:30 pm at the West Hollywood Library and from 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. at ONE Archives Gallery & Museum. Free admission. RSVP at calgbtarts@gmail.com

Top image: Joey Terrill, Still-Life with Zerit, 2000


Albert J. Winn, Akedah, 1995

Niki de Saint Phalle, AIDS, you can’t catch it holding hands, 1987


fierce pussy, For the Record, 2013


Tino Rodriguez,
 Eternal Lovers, 2010


Julie Tolentino, The Sky Remains the Same, from Ron Athey’s Self Obliteration #1, 2008


Shimon Attie, Untitled Memory (projection of Axel H.), 1998