( Wed., Dec. 1, 2021 - Tue., Feb. 1, 2022 )
Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28412
To celebrate and commemorate World AIDS Day on Wednesday, December 1, Cameron Art Museum in partnership with the LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast will open AIDS Quilts @ CAM. The museum will display two quilts from the AIDS Memorial Quilt along with four quilts created by Cape Fear residents to celebrate the lives of their friends and family members who succumbed to AIDS. AIDS Quilts at CAM will be on view through February 27, 2022.
Music offers the opportunity to celebrate, reflect and remember and CAM is thrilled to be working with Red Hot to offer music in the gallery from their collection of ground-breaking releases. In addition to special mixes created to highlight their organization's 30+ year catalog, visitors will hear songs from the ground-breaking Red Hot + Blue (1990) and No Alternative (1993) albums as well as their latest release Red Hot + Free (2021). In 1994 AIDS became the leading cause of death for all Americans 25 to 34. The sales of these releases not only benefited various AIDS charities, but drove awareness into mainstream popular culture as well as offered a shelter to many listeners.
The LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast along with SEEDS of Healing will have HIV prevention literature and information on display within the exhibition. Per the LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast, the Cape Fear region is in one of the nation’s areas of increasing rates for new HIV infections and number of persons living with HIV. This exhibition hopes to bring awareness to our regions increasing HIV rates and offer information and support.