Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • World AIDS Day
  • Activity
  • 12/1/2012
  • 12:30-15:30
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art, Student Advisory Board, Douglas County AIDS Project (DCAP)
Event Description
In partnership with the Douglas County AIDS Project, the Spencer Museum of Art is pleased to present a day of art and awareness surrounding the issue of AIDS, both locally and worldwide. The day begins with a 12:30 PM exploration of theDropIN/PopUP Waiting Room Project, an interactive, healthcare-themed exhibition created by local artists. One of the artists, Marguerite Perret, will lead this discussion. Then, at 1 PM, visitors will move to the auditorium for a screening of Life, Above All, a 100-minute South African film about a 12-year girl whose baby sister has just died, and who faces the additional challenge of being ostracized by rumors that AIDS is to blame for her family's suffering. Roger Ebert says the film "earns the tears it inspires." Life, Above All is directed by Oliver Schmitz, who also directed Paris, je t'aime. The film is in Sotho (Sepedi) with English subtitles. Following the movie, a panel of healthcare researchers from the University of Kansas Medical Center as well as a person living with HIV will provide insights. People in the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists during a Q&A.