How Art Changed in the 50 Years Since the Stonewall Riots
Sotheby’s Museum Network, May 7, 2019
By Maria Howard
On 28 June 1969, police raided Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, a popular meeting place among Manhattan’s queer community. At the time, raids on gay bars were routine but this one soon escalated to become one of the most important protests in history. The Stonewall Riots, which lasted for six days and saw thousands of New Yorkers rise up against the system, were a galvanising moment in the gay liberation movement and their impact on art and society can still be felt today.”Art after Stonewall has an ambitious and important story to tell,” says Tyler Cann, one of the exhibition’s curators.