Support The Quilt/NAMES Project during Quilt In the Capital over an amazing “Honoring The Quilt” meal at acclaimed Washington restaurant RIS.
“Honoring The Quilt”
Sunday, July 22 – Saturday, July 28
$50 prix fixe, local farm-to-table menu
($85 with wine pairing)
For more information and to make reservations, call 202.730.2500 or visit their website at risDC.com
15% of proceeds will be donated to The Quilt / NAMES Project Foundation
Heartfelt thanks to Chef Ris Lacoste and RIS for supporting The Quilt and NAMES Project Foundation!
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Quilt in the Capital Menu
Microsoft Research Connections partnered with the University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab, Brown University, University of Iowa, National Endowment for the Humanities, NAMES Project Foundation, and others to create several interactive digital exhibits that allow the public to explore the largest work of community-created folk art in the world.
– A Digital Patchwork Masterpiece where you can view the entire quilt, block by block. Warning: It will take over a month to view the 6000 blocks comprised of 8 panels each!
– A 30 Year History of AIDS via ChronoZoom
An amazing ChronoZoom interactive timeline that chronicles the history of AIDS and includes Deep Zoom panoramas of the quilt at various stages in its creation.
If you want to learn more about what Microsoft Research is doing to find a cure for HIV, you can visit Next@Microsoft blog which describes how MSR researcher David Heckerman is using spam filtering technology to help find a vaccine for HIV.
July 21-25, 2018
Sections of The Quilt will also be on display on The National Mall and at more than 40 other locations** throughout the Washington, D.C. area from July 21 – 25, 2018.
This display coincides with The International AIDS Conference that is taking place at The Convention Center.
The International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) provides the global scientific community with a vital opportunity to engage with one another and advance all facets of the collective effort to prevent and treat HIV. This conference will play a key role in shaping international scientific and public health responses to HIV/AIDS.
Participating venues include Arena Stage, American University, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Dulles Airport, Reagan International Airport, The Mayflower Renaissance, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, The Organization of American States | Art Museum of the Americas, The Kennedy Center, Human Rights Campaign, Nationals Stadium, The Westin City Center, The Department of The Interior South Building Plaza, The Ronald Reagan Building/International Trade Center, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Eastern Market North Hall, National Building Museum, The Harman Center for The Performing Arts and numerous National Park Service locations throughout the City.
POZ to Stream Live from Quilt In the Capital 2018
POZ is an award-winning print and online brand for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Offering unparalleled editorial excellence since 1994, POZ and poz.com are identified by its readers as their most trusted sources of information about the disease.
POZ will be doing live interviews on The National Mall during Quilt In the Capital 2018 and streaming them on POZ.com. If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C. be sure to log on and see what’s happening between July 21 – 25, 2018 in our Nation’s Capital. (link to POZ.com)
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival
June 27 – July 1; July 4 – 8, 2018
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Sections of The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display as part of this year’s Folklife Festival which takes place between June 27 – July 1; July 4 – 8, 2018.
The Festival takes place on The National Mall in the heart of the nation’s capital; the Festival is free to the public and averages more than one million visitors annually and reaches millions more through media coverage worldwide.
Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt is the first Festival program to focus exclusively on community craft and performance that developed in response to crisis and grief. Through craft demonstrations, dance and musical performances, interactive discussions, and other activities, the 2012 Festival will commemorate the innovative and resourceful ways through which communities have endeavored to educate people and to cope with one of the most complex epidemics in modern history.