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Banner Dispute Over, AIDS Show Will Open




 

LEAD: An art exhibition about AIDS at the Henry Street Settlement that was withdrawn two weeks ago in a dispute over a banner will open tomorrow.

An art exhibition about AIDS at the Henry Street Settlement that was withdrawn two weeks ago in a dispute over a banner will open tomorrow.

The exhibition, "Images and Words: Artists Respond to AIDS," was withdrawn by its curator, Humberto Chavez, on Nov. 18 after the agency's gallery refused to display a banner on the building saying "All people with AIDS are innocent."

Under a compromise, Mr. Chavez has received city approval to hang the 8-by-12-foot banner across Grand Street instead of on the building's facade. The settlement is at 466 Grand Street (near Pitt Street), and the show will be on view through Jan. 8.

Barbara Tate, chief administrator of the Louis Abrons Arts Center of the Henry Street Settlement, had told Mr. Chavez that the agency's policy prohibited banners on the building's facade, but Mr. Chavez said the banner was deemed "too political."



 


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