AIDS Memorial Quilt at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

 

 

 

AIDS Memorial Quilt at Cathedral of St John the Divine

Three 12 x 12 foot panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt are on view at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Each panel contains a name of a victim, who had a close connection to the Cathedral.

One of the pieces in the panel above honors Robert Joffrey, the founder and artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet, who is interred at the Cathedral.

aids memorial quilt

One of the pieces is the panel above honors Gerald Chapman, who was the Founder, first Artistic Director and Education Director of the Young Playwrights Festival.

Close-up of one of the panel’s, above and below.

 

AIDS Memorial Quilt
The second of three AIDS Memorial Quilt panels on view at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

One of the pieces of the panel above, honors the artist Keith Haring, whose final work “The Life of Christ” (below) sits in the Chapel of St. Columba in the Cathedral.

Keith Haring“The Life of Christ” (1990), Keith Haring

The three panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on view through November, 2018.

Unlike other renowned churches in our City, there is a fee to enter.  If you wish to go, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue in Morningside Heights at 112th-113th Streets.

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