This interview was originally published in the special Stonewall 50 edition of Leslie-Lohman Museum’s journal, The Archive, which was co-edited with New York University’s Grey Art Gallery. In 2019, these two organizations collaborated with the Columbus Museum of Art on Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989, a major exhibition that explores the intricate relationships between the modern […]
October 18, 2019 by Katelyn Ragsdale During my final year in NYU’s MA program in Museum Studies, I interned at both the Grey Art Gallery and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. While the positions entailed different tasks and different audiences and subjects, there were also many similarities, such as the skillset required for […]
It’s late June 1969, and the young people clustered on Christopher Street look giddy, some performing, others a bit shy before the camera. Neither they nor Fred McDarrah, the Village Voice photographer who shot Celebration After Riots Outside Stonewall Inn (1969), could have known that the riots—the spontaneous result of a few Stonewall patrons deciding to disrupt “business as usual” during a routine shakedown of the Greenwich Village bar—would come to be seen as having sparked a revolution in the gay rights movement, but that spark seems to light their bodies and faces.
With recent major museum retrospectives from Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Wojnarowicz and Hockney, LGBTQI art seems to be having more than a moment. But while museums have traditionally honored single artists, large survey shows of queer art are rarer than you might think. The Columbus Museum of Art’s new traveling exhibition, “Art After Stonewall, 1969 – 1989,” is a welcome remedy to that.
In honor of Stonewall’s 50th anniversary, here are seven exhibitions, screenings and gatherings to check out to show your support for the queer community and to acknowledge this historic milestone.
August 12, 2019 By Larry Luowei Zhang This portrait depicts the remarkable transgender and AIDS activist Marsha P. Johnson. Her resistance and outspoken advocacy during the police raid on the Stonewall Inn, which began on the night of June 28, 1969, helped spark the LGBTQ civil rights movement in America. This portrayal of Johnson by […]
Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989 is included in SVA Continuing Education's Summer Museum Preview.
Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989 included in Museum Previews for the August 2018 issue of Art in America.
Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989 previewed by Francesca Aton in the April 2019 issue of Art in America.
Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989 included in The New York Times weekend art listings.