Take part in a conversation following select performances of The Normal Heart with guest
panelists. The panels will explore how HIV/AIDS is represented in the media and in the arts as well as how the virus continues to affect gay men, women, senior citizens, youth and people of color both nationally and in the Washington metro area. Panel discussions are held in the Molly Smith Study and are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, July 10 following the 7:30 p.m. performance:
How has the history of HIV/AIDS been documented? And how has the history of the virus intersected with our larger American history? Join Smithsonian National Museum of American History Archives Specialist Franklin Robinson, Jr. and Curator Katherine Ott, Division of Medicine and Science, as they explore these questions surrounding the exhibit "Archiving the History of An Epidemic, HIV and AIDS, 1985 - 2009," currently featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.