Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University Announces AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University presents AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit, open NOVEMBER 17 – 20, 2010.

Organized by A.K. Hinds University Center and the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness the Fine Art Museum presents sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt – the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 91,000 individuals lost to AIDS. Established in 1987, The NAMES Project Foundation is the international organization that is the custodian of The AIDS Memorial Quilt. The AIDS Memorial Quilt began with a single panel created in San Francisco in 1987. Today, The Quilt is composed of more than 47,000 individual 3 x 6 foot panels, each one commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS. These panels come from every state in the nation, every corner of the globe and they have been sewn by hundreds of thousands of friends, lovers and family members into this epic memorial, the largest piece of ongoing community art in the world.

Image: One block from the AIDS Memorial Quilt

www.wcu.edu/museum

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