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Opening Reception for Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989

  • Grey Art Gallery 100 Washington Square E New York, NY 10003 (map)

Please join us for the opening reception of Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the infamous Stonewall Riots of 1969*

Exploring the impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) civil rights movement on visual culture, Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the infamous Stonewall Riots of 1969. Presented in two parts—at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art— the exhibition features some 150 artworks by openly LGBTQ artists such as Nan Goldin, Holly Hughes, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tim Miller, Catherine Opie, and Andy Warhol. It also examines how artists such as Vito Acconci, Diane Arbus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, and Karen Finley engage with emerging queer subcultures. Photographs, paintings, sculpture, film clips, video, and music will be exhibited alongside historical documents. Co-curated by Jonathan Weinberg, Tyler Cann, and Drew Sawyer, Art after Stonewall is organized by the Columbus Museum of Art and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

At 7 pm, excerpts from The Stonewall Operas, presented by AOP and The NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Writing Program, will be performed at the opening reception.

Exhibition on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East, April 24–July 20, 2019.

No cost.

*Not an AOP Produced Event