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Famed AIDS quilt to make one-day stop at the Tang

February 8, 2013

 For one day only—Thursday, Feb. 14—the Tang Museum will display a 12 ft. by 12 ft. section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt of the NAMES Project Foundation. The quilt, begun in San Francisco in 1987 as a way to remember and honor those who had died of AIDS, has grown into an international effort with some 48,000 quilt panels bearing the names of AIDS victims. The section on display at the Tang, Block 2721, carries the names of individuals from the Capital District.


The quilt will be exhibited on the floor, framed by Francis Cape's Utopian Benches in the We The People exhibition in the Tang’s Payne Room. “The AIDS quilt is a fitting addition to the We the People exhibition, which explores ideas of community and inclusivity," said Ginger Ertz, Tang Museum educator.

Visitors are invited to sit, reflect, and engage in conversation.  The Tang is open from noon to 9 p.m. on that day.  Co-sponsored by the Tang Museum and Skidmore’s AIDS Benefit Club.

 

AIDS memorial quiltBlock 2721, courtesy of the Names Project Foundation

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