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The AIDS Museum exhibit travelled virtually to 15 eighth grade students at Camden Middle School in Newark on February 9, 2011. Executive Director Ashley Grosso presented pictures of the artwork in a PowerPoint.
The student newspaper club at Rafael Hernandez School in Newark interviewed a representative from the AIDS Museum for an article to inform their peers about HIV. We will post the article soon on our news page!
On January 26, 2011 Executive Director Ashley Grosso gave a presentation to 60 teachers at staff development day at Mt. Vernon School in Newark about HIV education, including gaps in student knowledge, student risk behaviors, and how the AIDS Museum is using art to teach about HIV in the curriculum
For the 2010-2011 school year, the AIDS Museum has partnered with five Newark high schools (Malcolm X Shabazz, East Side, West Side, American History, and University) to deliver HIV education through art. The AIDS museum's permanent collection of art travels to each school, and the students meet and talk with one of the artists.
The AIDS Museum exhibit also travelled to the Newark Public Schools district office for a few days around World AIDS Day (December 1) 2010.
On December 9, 2010, Science Park High School in Newark hosted an AIDS awareness day, including an exhibit from the AIDS Museum for 160 teen peer educators.
In December 2010, the American Campus Community University Centre lobby in Newark, NJ was host to another AIDS exhibit. The building is home to students from Rutgers, Seton Hall, NJIT, Montclair State, and Bloomfield College among others.
There was an AIDS Museum exhibit at Bloomingdales in Hackensack, New Jersey August 24-29, 2009. The event was part of a fundraiser for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.
New York Times
'Seton Hall Reaches Out To Newark'
By: Terry Golway (New York Times)
March 19th 2006
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DRIVERS leaving through the main gate at Seton Hall University can turn left onto South Orange Avenue and head west, toward the town that gives the avenue its name -- a place of gas lamps, designer coffee and microbrewed beer.
Red Cross President: Health Services offers free, confidential HIV testing
by Ashley Grosso (Executive Director Of The AIDS Museum)
Special to The Setonian
Last fall, the Red Cross Club ran a World AIDS Awareness Week. During the week, we advertised that our Health Services department offers free and confidential testing for HIV.
The Star Ledger
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Winner Helps AIDS Victims
By Michele Howe
Seton Hall University senior Ashley Grosso was the winner, but there were no losers in a competition held among students at the South Orange school last month.
Throughout February, students at Seton Hall took part in Public Service Month:
Published November 24, 2006
'What's in forecast? Show flurries'
Our art scene is growing by leaps and bounds; there are always more events than I can fit into this column . . . except during holiday weeks. So today I'm going to mention a couple of events for the coming week and catch you up on some good news and exhibits that just wouldn't fit in this column when they opened:
Harris Rosen, a University of Central Florida trustee, has commissioned sculptures and paintings from UCF art students for his newest hotel, the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Just like some of the better new buildings downtown, this hotel purchased work locally. Thanks, Mr. Rosen!
Local artist Keith Theriot's work was selected for the permanent collection (and inaugural exhibition) of the national AIDS Museum at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. This museum's purpose will be to preserve records of this pandemic and to educate people about related medical, political and humanitarian issues.
Stetson University's collection of more than 1,000 works by modernist painter Oscar Bluemner will have a new permanent home, thanks to a $1 million donation by alumna and trustee Dolly Hand and her husband, Homer. The new museum will have galleries as well as areas for preservation, preparation and study.
The holiday weekend has not stopped Gallery One Artists from having its monthly "Fourth Friday" reception, 5:30-8 p.m. tonight. GOA is a co-op gallery owned by the presenting artists; it's located at 7 W. Darlington in downtown Kissimmee.
North Pole annex
The folks at the DeLand Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. (U.S. Highway 17-92), are ready with their annual "Holiday Showcase" to help you meet gifting needs. Saturday, 5-8 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m., you can watch artists paint, check out finished works and scour the museum shop for handmade items, art books, etc. You'll find unique gifts and help support one of our area's art museums. Call 386-734-4371.
Beauty and the beach
About every two or three months Coconuts on the Beach restaurant (2 Minuteman Causeway, Cocoa Beach) has a showing of original paintings by beachy artists. A local favorite is Rick Piper, who is showing along with Hassan Patterson and Henry Lund. Piper's beach- and intracoastal-themed paintings are fun and routinely sell out. See the art and enjoy the party Thursday, 7 p.m.-midnight. Call 321-784-1422.
Maitland has several small museums, including the Maitland Art Center (231 W. Packwood Ave., 407-539-2181) and the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center (851 N. Maitland Ave., 407-628-0555). Both have wonderful exhibits.
The MAC has "The Florida Landscape." There are 53 works by painters Stephen Bach, Matthew Cornell, Larry Moore, Tom Sadler and photographer Steve Vaughn. I know the work of each of these, and each does gorgeous Florida landscapes.
The Holocaust Center has the ceramic sculptures of Daisy Brand, a survivor of the Holocaust. The work is beautiful. It reminds us of what we have and what really matters most. Check it out; I'm sure you'll be glad you did.
Terry Hummel is a Sanford artist and a past president of OVAL, Orlando Visual Artists League. He can be reached at 407-650-6387.
Copyright © 2006, Orlando Sentinel
"In Our Backyard: NJ hosts the opening of the first ever National AIDS Museum"
by Alina Oswald
"Undergrad plans pay off for Seton Hall employee"
by Milagros Ortiz
: The AIDS Museum held an exhibit at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, NJ funded by the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership. Students all the way from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill visited the exhibit on their Spring Break. Felix Lopez, Director of Legal Services and Client Advocacy at Gay Men's Health Crisis, came to the exhibit to speak to the Seton Hall Law Students about using a legal degree to serve people with AIDS.
November-December 2007: The AIDS Museum participated in an exhibit called "Positive Still: Artists Respond to AIDS" at World Culture Open in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
July-December 2007: Rutgers University Paul Robeson Center Gallery.
December 2007: As a program sponsored by the AIDS Museum and the student group OPEN (Out Proud Environment at New School), the New School in New York City hosted a panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and an exhibit by artist Nicole Margaretten called "Roasting the Virus: An Eternal Flame dedicated to those affected by HIV/AIDS." This installation piece was composed of a soft sculpture.
November-December 2006: The AIDS Museum's first exhibit "Eyes of Mercy: An exhibit of art related to AIDS," funded by the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership, was held at Seton Hall University Center Art Gallery in South Orange, NJ.
October 28th, 2006
THE AIDS MUSEUM EXHIBIT OPENS AT SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
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Ashley Grosso/Robert Pakish
THE AIDS MUSEUM EXHIBIT OPENS AT SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
Art Exhibit Reflects Upon the AIDS Pandemic
South Orange , N.J. (Oct. 28, 2006) The AIDS Museum exhibit will have its premiere opening Nov. 11, 2006 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Seton Hall University .
Held at the University Center Art Gallery , the exhibit focuses on artwork as a memorial and tool to educate people about AIDS. Featuring works by Kurt Weston, Keith Theriot, Richard Renaldi, David King and Artist durkART, the exhibit is the first to be launched by the Museum.
2006 is the 25th year of the AIDS pandemic, making it an opportune time to reflect upon the disease, educate people to help prevent the spread of HIV, reduce the stigma associated with people living with AIDS and support those working to find a cure, said Ashley Grosso, Executive Director for the AIDS Museum. The AIDS Museum hopes to be an important part of that process.
The exhibit will run from Nov. 11 through Dec. 1, 2006 at Seton Hall University . Admission is free but donations are being accepted from those who wish to contribute. Other exhibits are currently in the works.
For more information, directions to the exhibit and more on the featured artists visit www.AIDSmuseum.org or call Ashley Grosso, executive director for the AIDS Museum at 1-877-7-HIV ART.
Established in 2004, the AIDS Museum is a non-profit organization working to advance and disseminate knowledge about AIDS and to preserve the memory of those who have died and continue to suffer, while encouraging visitors to reflect upon the medical, political and humanitarian questions raised by the AIDS pandemic. The organization seeks to inspire individuals by highlighting the ways in which people have come together to creatively address the range of social and health care issues raised by the pandemic.
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