George Eastman Museum lights up red for World AIDS day

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World AIDS day is Thursday, December 1, and the George Eastman Museum is lighting up red to raise awareness. 

The museum lit up Wednesday evening with red lights, which will remain lit throughout the day on Thursday. 

The University of Rochester’s Susan B. Anthony Center, the Center for AIDS Research, and the Rochester Victory Alliance have partnered with the City of Rochester to light the city red in observance of World AIDS day. 

More than 20 locations, including the Eastman Museum, swapped out their bulbs for red ones to show support for those living with HIV in our community, and in remembrance of those who have succumbed to the infection. 

The museum’s photography exhibition, “Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road,” honors AIDS activist, Elizabeth Taylor. It will run through January 8. Taylor was a cofounder of the American Foundation for AIDS Research, and also established the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. 

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