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Release: Nov. 25, 2002

UI MUSEUM OF ART WILL PARTICIPATE IN WORLD AIDS DAY DEC. 1

The University of Iowa Museum of Art and the Iowa Center for AIDS Resource and Education (ICARE) are joining together to honor a Day With(out) Art, World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. The museum will display four panels from the Names Project AIDS quilt and offer activities from 1 to 4 p.m.

Volunteers will recite the names of AIDS casualties from Iowa and the art community while the Court Hill Consort Quintet plays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Social workers, family members and patients who have been affected by HIV have been invited to read their stories featured in the book "HIV, Humanity In Verse" at 2:30 p.m.

Day With(out) Art, World AIDS Day began on Dec. 1, 1989, as a national day of response and mourning to the AIDS epidemic. Today it is commemorated around the globe with more than 8,000 art communities shutting down museums or holding special exhibitions to raise AIDS awareness.

ICARE is a United Way non-profit social service agency that has served the Iowa City community since 1986. ICARE is dedicated to HIV prevention and education and provides assistance to individuals who are HIV positive and their families.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

For more information on the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima on the World Wide Web. Information on other UI arts events is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <ur-acr@uiowa.edu>.