11. Craig’s Closet at NYC AIDS Memorial Park

AIDS Memorial
New York City AIDS Memorial Park

As part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, a new exhibit by Jim Hodges will come to life at New York City’s AIDS Memorial Park. Many people have closets, these compartments in homes, offices, or bedrooms where we store all the big and small things that make up our lives. Craig’s Closet consists of a replication of an ordinary bedroom closet made of painted bronze and granite. The artwork aims to commemorate the lives of millions of people lost in the AIDS epidemic by bringing a sense of personal connection. 

Beginning on June 9, the installation will be on view at the New York City AIDS Memorial Park, near the site of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital where many people affected by AIDS were treated.