Art After Stonewall, 1969–1989

23 April–20 July 2019

Exhibition Overview

Exploring the impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) civil-rights movement on the art world, Art After Stonewall, 1969–1989 will open during the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, a crucial victory in the gay liberation movement. Comprising some 150 artworks and documents, the exhibition focuses on works by such openly LGBTQ artists as Nan Goldin, Holly Hughes, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tim Miller, Catherine Opie, and Andy Warhol. It also examines engagement with the emerging queer subculture in the art of Vito Acconci, Diane Arbus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, and Karen Finley.

Comprising performance art, photography, painting, sculpture, film clips, video, and music alongside historical documents, the exhibition will be presented in two venues: the Grey Art Gallery, NYU, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York. Organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, Art After Stonewall is curated by Jonathan Weinberg, Tyler Cann, and Drew Sawyer, and will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

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