Fort Wayne Museum of Art displays AIDS quilt

With World AIDS Day on December 1st, and the 30th Anniversary of the AIDS quilt, FWMoA will have the quilt on display until December 7th.

Posted: Dec. 2, 2017 4:39 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is displaying six blocks of the AIDS quilt from December 2nd to the 7th.

The NAMES project quilt was first thought of in 1985 by AIDS activist, Cleve Jones.

The quilt celebrates the lives of people lost to AIDS.

Each panel of the quilt is three feet by six feet. The goal is to bring awareness to the AIDS pandemic, and bring support and healing to those impacted by the virus.

The quilt is displayed in nearly 1,000 venues each year, and the entire thing weighs about 54 tons, and is made up of 48,000 panels dedicated to 94,000 people.

The exhibit is free to the public, but visitors have to pay admission to see other exhibits in the museum.

Hours of AIDS quilt exhibit

Saturday: 10am-6pm

Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Mon, Tues, Wed: 10am-6pm

Thursday: 10am-8pm

 

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