October 11, 1987~ AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed for the first time in DC

NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall,
photographed by Mark Thiessen in 1996

Fabric, decorative objects, and personal belongings / Panels measuring 3′ by 6′ assembled into larger
12′ by 12′ blocks / Quilt is housed at NAMES Project Foundation headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/11~

October 10, 1935~ Porgy and Bess opens at the Alvin Theatre in NYC

Porgy and Bess, Embracing (detail)  by Kara Walker

2013 / Lithograph on Somerset paper / 15”x18” / Various, incl. Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC / Published by The Arion Press, San Francisco, as part of an additional suite of 4 lithographs to accompany the book “Porgy & Bess, The Libretto” by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin with 16 lithographs by Kara Walker

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October 9, 1936~ Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

Power House Abutments, Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam)
by Stanley Huber Wood

1934 / Pencil, watercolor, and ink on paper / 18”x20 1/5” / Created under the Public Works of Art Project
Published as part of “Boulder Dam in Color: A Portfolio of Watercolors” in the May 1934 issue of Fortune magazine

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John Lennon: Born October 9, 1940

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October 7, 1955~ Allen Ginsberg reads “Howl” at Six Gallery in San Francisco

Carl Solomon by Allen Ginsberg

1953 / Gelatin silver print; printed later / Image: 13 1/4”x13 7/16” / © The Allen Ginsberg LLC.

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Howl by Allen Ginsberg
For Carl Solomon~
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49303/howl

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October 5, 1869~ Finnish painter Ellen Thesleff is born

Self-Portrait by Ellen Thesleff

1894–95 / Pencil and sepia ink on paper / 12 1/5”x9 1/4”
Finnish National Gallery: Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

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Maya Lin: Born October 5, 1959

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October 3, 1648~ French poet, musician, academic, & artist Élisabeth Sophie Chéron is born

Likely Self Portrait by Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron

17th century / Oil on canvas / 17.5”x15.7” / Musée Condé, Chantilly, France

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/3~