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Taryn Simon's "Live HIV, HIV Research Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts," 2007, courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.

Milwaukee Art Museum acquires new work for World AIDS Day

The Milwaukee Art Museum has announced a newly acquired work from artist Taryn Simon, which will be on view Dec. 1 in recognition of World AIDS Day.

The photograph art, entitled "Live HIV," was purchased with funds from the Johnson & Pabst LGBT Humanity Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and depicts a vial of the live HIV virus taken at a Harvard University research laboratory.

The image was previously on display during the museum's exhibition "Taryn Simon: Photographs and Texts."

As part of its participation in World AIDS Day, the MAM will exhibit "Live HIV" free to the public Saturday, Dec. 1. The day will also feature a special lecture, "HIV in 2012: Hidden and Unfamiliar."

Simon's photograph will remain on view in the Contemporary Galleries through Dec. 9.


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