Block 4460, AIDS Memorial Quilt
On view as a special installation in Gallery III, The Crow Museum of Asian Art and The University of Texas at Dallas School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication will display three quilts from the collection of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Two quilts include panels memorializing those in the Asian communities who have passed from HIV/AIDS complications. An additional quilt featuring a panel from local Dallas citizen and activist Duane Kearns Puryear will also be on view. These three quilts will be on display in Gallery III of the Crow Museum of Asian Art from June 18 through June 30, 2021.
Since its creation in 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt celebrates and memorializes the lives of those who have passed away from HIV/AIDS complications. The Quilt remains the largest community art project in the world. It has grown to more than 49,000 panels on 5.956 blocks. Each block is 12 x 12 feet and made up of 8 separate panels. After decades of stewardship from the NAMES Project Foundation, the Quilt is now cared for by the National AIDS Memorial (NAM).
The AIDS Quilt Touch Media System (AQT) is a research project of the Public Interactives Research Lab at the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas and the National AIDS Memorial. As the AIDS Memorial Quilt would require more than 18 football fields of space if it were to be physically displayed in its entirety, the AQT is the only way to be able to see and experience the entire Quilt at once. AQT permits users to zoom in and out, from a bird’s-eye view of the entire quilt to a larger-than-life size examination of individual memorials. See and explore the Quilt and search for names and blocks using AQT technology at https://www.aidsmemorial.org/interactive-aids-quilt.
The AQT will be an interactive installation in Gallery III of the Crow Museum of Asian Art from June 18 through June 30, 2021.
Special thanks to UTD School of ATEC for the loan of this installation. For more information go to: https://atec.utdallas.edu/content/aids-quilt-touch/
BORN OF FIRE: A Conversation with Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists, Part 2
Presented with Joan B. Mirviss LTD
Join us for a special conversation with Fujikasa Satoko, Futamura Yoshimi, and Hayashi Kaku, three celebrated ceramic artists whose works are featured in the exhibition Born of Fire: Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists, currently on view at the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas.
Women have traditionally played only a minor role in Japan’s long history in clay. Pioneering new forms and technical and aesthetic innovations in the medium, these remarkable artists are breaking barriers and forging new ways of creating and thinking about ceramics that reflect changes occurring in contemporary Japanese art and society. Their works express the influence of nature, innovations in ceramic making techniques, and a diverse array of practices.
This exhibition draws from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, who have amassed an important encyclopedic collection of major Japanese modern and contemporary ceramics. Their collection of more than 1,000 works is the largest, public or private, of contemporary Japanese ceramics outside of Japan.
Jacqueline Chao, Senior Curator, Crow Museum of Asian Art
Fujikasa Satoko, Artist
Futamura Yoshimi, Artist
Hayashi Kaku, Artist
Jeffrey Horvitz, Collector
Carol Horvitz, Collector
Joan Mirviss, Joan B. Mirviss LTD
Japanese language interpretation provided by Yoshizawa Tomo.
Join us for a private exhibition preview and reception in celebration of The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia. This event is exclusive to current Crow Museum of Asian Art members.
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Light refreshments, valet parking. Business casual attire.
6:00 PM remarks.