Art Out: WorldPride | Stonewall 50 AIDS Memorial Quilt

Art Out: WorldPride | Stonewall 50 AIDS Memorial Quilt

© Cid Roberts

© Cid Roberts

Images by Cid Roberts

The Queens Museum is honored to partner with the WorldPride | Stonewall 50 AIDS Memorial Quilt Display Initiative. In collaboration with LGBTQIA+ community leaders, the Queens Museum is one of many locations within New York City that will display portions of The AIDS Memorial Quilt.

The Quilt was conceived by long-time San Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones. Since the 1978 assassinations of gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone, Jones had helped organize an annual candlelight march honoring these men. While planning the 1985 march, Jones learned that over 1,000 San Francisco residents had succumbed to AIDS. He asked each of his fellow marchers to write on placards the names of their loved ones who had died of AIDS. At the end of the march, Jones and others stood on ladders taping these placards to the walls of the San Francisco Federal Building. The wall of names looked like a patchwork quilt.

Queens Museum
June 1-30, 2019
Hours: Wed-Thurs 11am~5pm
New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368

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