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Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture: Traveling Exhibit

The Exhibit: Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture

Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture

Alumni Medical Library is hosting a National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture, from September 15 to October 20, 2023.


Surviving and Thriving/Sobrevivir y Prosperar, a bilingual refresh of a 2013 exhibition project, illustrates an iconic history of HIV/AIDS alongside lesser-known examples of historical figures who changed the course of the pandemic. The original exhibition was curated by Jennifer Brier, PhD, a scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago and designed by Riggs Ward Design. There is also a digital exhibit and gallery that compliments the physical exhibit on display at the library. Discover this rich selection of digitized posters and other ephemera on HIV/AIDS from 1981 to the present day. All the items are part of the National Library of Medicine’s Digital Collections.


The physical exhibit can be visited by BU faculty, staff and students on the 12th floor of the BUMC L Building (72 E Concord St) from 7:30am – 9:00pm (Monday to Friday) and 10:00am – 6:00pm (Saturday and Sunday). The library will be closed October 7th-9th.