The National AIDS Memorial marked the 35th anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt with an historic outdoor display in Golden Gate Park's Robin Williams Meadow featuring 3,000 panels of the Quilt. The free public event was Saturday June 11 & Sunday June 12 from 10 am – 5 pm each day.
Check our the Commemorative Display Guide with more details about the event. This special display website provides provides information about the event. It also contains facts and information about the Quilt and how you can make a panel and support/care for the Quilt. You can follow a curated selection of digital “Stories Behind the Quilt" created in partnership with The AIDS Memorial.
Today, the Quilt is considered the largest community arts project in the world. Under the stewardship of the National AIDS Memorial, the Quilt has surpassed 50,000 individually sewn panels with more than 110,000 names stitched into its 54 tons of fabric. The Quilt continues to connect the history of the AIDS pandemic to the ongoing fight against stigma and prejudice. Thirty-five years later, the Quilt remains a powerful teaching tool that pulls the thread of justice and activism from one generation to another, comforting our nation during these difficult times. Learn more by viewing this beautifully curated History of the Quilt.
Click below to see one of the many news stories about the display.