365 Days of Art: October 11 – AIDS Quilt is Displayed for First Time

October 11, 2014

The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, 1987-present

The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, 1987-present

October 11, 1987

The AIDS Quilt is displayed for the first time on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. I saw a piece of it for the first time on the UC Berkeley campus in the late 80s or early 90s, and it remains one of the most moving sights I’ve ever seen.

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