Stitching Memories, Saving Lives: Stories of the AIDS Memorial Quilt

Closing Programs Scheduled for the Exhibition




Contact Info:

(505) 476-1264

Event Description

Let’s Talk About This: Folk Artists Respond to HIV/AIDS opened in the Museum of International Folk Art’s Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience and remains on view through January 5, 2014. Since the Gallery’s inception in 2010, exhibitions in this space have explored how traditional artists address such issues in their communities as economic and environmental recovery, education and literacy, and social stigma, drawing on their art to promote advocacy and empowerment. It’s this focus that has earned the space membership in the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience.

Slide Show and Conversation: Stitching Memories, Saving Lives: Santa Fe Stories of the AIDS Memorial Quilt

Community slide show and moderated discussion in the Meem Auditorium at the Laboratory for Anthropology on Museum Hill.

In an afternoon of remembrance and reflection, community members are invited to share their stories of family members, friends, and acquaintances whose lives are stitched into memorial Quilt panels and to look at images of Quilt panels and other memorabilia.

By museum admission; New Mexico residents with ID free on Sunday; Youth 16 and under and Foundation Members always free.

Information for those want to participate/share: You will need to contact event organizer Laura Marcus Green to:

Submit digital JPG image to be shared in a slide show
Sign up for a time slot to share your story
Display print photographs, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia
Share stories of those commemorated in the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Green will submit your request to the NAMES Project Foundation, home of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and Archive and they will locate your panel and an image.
For more information please contact Laura Marcus Green, Community Engagement Coordinator, Museum of International Folk Art’s Gallery of Conscience, at or 505 690-7380.

The deadline for submitting mateials is Thu, Oct. 24.

The Museum of International Folk Art is located on Museum Hill off Old Santa Fe Trail.