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“Make Art / Stop AIDS,” on display through June 15 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, is meant to be provocative. “Sometimes work is accused of having an agenda as if that were a bad thing,” says curator David Gere. “This is a case where we want the art to have an agenda.” Gere is the brother of actor Richard Gere, who loaned work from his collection to the exhibition. Shown here is the photographic print "HIV Virus on the Surface of a White Blood Cell" (1986) by Lennart Nilsson.
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( Johansen Krause / Fowler Museum at UCLA )

“Make Art / Stop AIDS,” on display through June 15 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, is meant to be provocative. “Sometimes work is accused of having an agenda as if that were a bad thing,” says curator David Gere. “This is a case where we want the art to have an agenda.” Gere is the brother of actor Richard Gere, who loaned work from his collection to the exhibition. Shown here is the photographic print "HIV Virus on the Surface of a White Blood Cell" (1986) by Lennart Nilsson.

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