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Created by:
The NAMES Project Foundation, American, founded 1987  Search this
Subject of:
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 17 × 11 in. (43.2 × 27.9 cm)
Place used:
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
A color poster on glossy paper advertising the AIDS Memorial Quilt event. The poster front features a close up of the eye of a needle with a piece of red thread strung through it, resting on white fabric. The thread shape resembles that of an AIDS awareness ribbon - loop at top with ends over lapping and pointing in two different directions. Black type in the top left corner reads: [THE NAMES PROJECT / AIDS MEMORIAL / QUILT. / NOT ALL BATTLES ARE FOUGHT WITH A SWORD.] Black type in the bottom right corner reads: [OCTOBER 11 - 13, 1996 / WASHINGTON, DC / NATIONAL MALL / A three-day display of the entire AIDS Memorial Quilt. / All memorial panels received by May 31, 1996 will be shown on the Mall. / Call the NAMES Project at: 415-8825500 / (The Names Project logo) / For travel information and the best hotel and airline prices, call: 1-800-926-2631]. A United Airlines logo is located in the bottom center. The entire poster is bordered by a thick black solid line. The back of the poster is blank.
African American  Search this
Health  Search this
Humanitarianism  Search this
Identity  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
United States--History--1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jack Vincent in memory of Marlon Riggs
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture