WHAT: The George Eastman Museum will light up the front of George Eastman’s National Historic Landmark mansion with red lights in honor of World AIDS Day
WHEN: The red lights will turn on at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 30, and remain lit through Saturday, December 1 (World AIDS Day)
WHERE: George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester
WHY: The University of Rochester’s Susan B. Anthony Center, the Center for AIDS Research, and the Rochester Victory Alliance are partnering with the City of Rochester to light the city red in observance of World AIDS Day, a global event that serves as a yearly reminder of the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS. A dozen locations, including the Eastman Museum, will swap their conventional light bulbs for red ones on December 1 as a show of support for those living with HIV in our community, and in remembrance of those who have succumbed to the infection in Rochester and beyond.
About the George Eastman Museum
Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 400,000 photographs, 28,000 motion picture films, the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology, one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema, and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and, through its two joint master’s degree programs with the University of Rochester, makes critical contributions to film preservation and to photographic preservation and collections management. For more information, visit eastman.org.