A Day Without Art, 30 Years Later

February 15, 2021

Art Matters Co-Founder Philip Yenawine at the Museum of Modern Art, 1989.


In 1989, Art Matters Co-Founder Philip Yenawine served as Director of Education at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and was a member of the arts organization Visual Aids. He played a vital role organizing the first Day Without Art, an international day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis.

On the occasion of its 30th Anniversary, Yenawine reflects on the first Day Without Art with MoMA's Sara Torres and through Visual AIDS Artist Registry.


For full video of Yenawine's talk with Torres at MoMA

Philip Yenawine | A Day without Art

For Yenawine's curated web gallery for December 2019 at Visual Aids

Visual Aids | Facing Death


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