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Keith Haring in The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Block 05519 is made up of eight separate panels and is devoted solely to Keith Haring.

Block 05519 is made up of eight separate panels and is devoted solely to Keith Haring.

Today, May 4, artist Keith Haring would have turned fifty-four years old. Haring—a New York-based artist whose drawings, paintings, and public artwork were inspired by New York’s vibrant street-art scene—died of AIDS in 1990. There are over fifteen panels and even an entire block (made up of eight panels) created in tribute to his life and artistry in The AIDS Memorial Quilt.

You can see these panels and blocks by searching the The NAMES Project Foundation Web site. The entire AIDS Memorial Quilt, including the panels for Haring, is coming to Washington, D.C., this summer. Approximately one thousand panels will be on view at the Festival and the rest will be displayed in venues all around the city.

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  • Kate

    I want to find my brother’s AIDS quilt at the Folklife Festival. How can I find where it will be?

    • http://folk1a.si.edu Smithsonian Folklife Festival

      Hello Kate–The Quilt will be displayed in several different places throughout DC–during the Folklife Festival and also later in July during AIDS 2012. The best thing to do is visit this website Quilt2012 for more information, http://quilt2012.org/. You can request a specific display period here, http://quilt2012.org/request-a-panel/ . You can also contact the great folks at The NAMES Project, http://www.aidsquilt.org/. Hope this helps.