The SFAI course listings for the Spring 1993 semester made sure to include on its cover an announcement for the December 1, 1992 “Day Without Art.” Begun in 1989 as “an international day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS Crisis,” the School would always participate—covering artwork throughout campus. At sunset, around 5pm, there would be a very moving candlelight vigil in the courtyard as students, faculty, staff and visitors embraced while surrounded by shrouded paintings in the School’s courtyard.
For more on the history of Day Without Art and how to support ongoing efforts see: here
With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.