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AIDS Memorial Quilt Returned to Nashville for the First Time in 15 Years

NASHVILLE, Nov. 8, 2017 -- For the first time in 15 years, a panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt was on display in the city of Nashville. The quilt, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, was unveiled at a community reception on Tuesday, October 24, at 5 pm at The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville and Argosy University, Nashville. It was open for public viewing at the campus through October 27.

Community groups, schools and the general public were invited to the event and viewing of the 12 foot by 12 foot historic panel, which will took place at campus of The Art Institute and Argosy University, located at 100 Centerview Drive, Nashville.

The quilt’s story began in June 1987 when a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to with the goal to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS. This meeting of devoted friends and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Today, the quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. More than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels — most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS — have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members.

Since 1987, over 14 million people have visited the quilt at thousands of displays worldwide. It was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and remains the largest community art project in the world.

About The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville

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About Argosy University, Nashville

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. ©2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.