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Mineral Point to display AIDS Quilt
2019-07-24

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In Wisconsin, as part of Mineral Point's 3rd annual Pride celebration, sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt—the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 96,000 individuals lost to AIDS—will be on view Aug. 8-10 at the boyoyoboy! contemporary art gallery, 22 High St., Mineral Point.

Mineral Point Pride is hosting this free display of the quilt.

Established in 1987, The NAMES Project Foundation is the international organization that is the custodian of The AIDS Memorial Quilt. The quilt began with a single three-foot-by-six-foot panel created in San Francisco in 1987. Today, The quilt is composed of more than 49,000 individual panels of that size—each one commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS.

The gallery describes itself as an art collective specializing in contemporary South African art.

See boyoyoboy.com .


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