That means it's also Day With(out) Art, in honor of which the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for instance, is foregoing its daily featured work of art.

Take a few minutes to watch Ira Sachs's film Last Address, shot at the former homes of New York artists who died of the disease.

Locally, Tacoma Art Museum curator Rock Hushka—with support from the Warhol Foundation—is organizing an exhibition about visual art and AIDS along with Jonathan D. Katz, one of the curators on this great Smithsonian project. It is still a few years away.