A section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in Cooper Library until December 3, 2021. The Quilts are part of the largest on-going community folk art project in the world. It was created in 1987 and celebrates the lives of people who have died of AIDS-related causes. The Quilt consists of more than 50,000 panels that have been individually sewn together and encompasses 1.5 million square feet of fabric.
The Quilt is a source of remembrance, healing, and hope. Sewn within each panel are the names and stories of more than 110,000 friends, family members, and loved ones whose precious lives were lost to this devastating disease.