Art After Stonewall

On View at CMA February 14, 2020 – May 17, 2020

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, this long-awaited and groundbreaking survey features more than 200 works of art and related visual materials that explore the profound impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) Civil-Rights movement on the art world. It presents a diverse group of artists and activists who lived and worked at the intersections of avant-garde art worlds, radical political movements, and profound social changeThe exhibition focuses on both the work of openly LGBTQ artists as well as the practices of artists in terms of their engagement with newly emerging queer subcultures. Art After Stonewall highlights a wide array of conceptual, performance, film, and video art, as well as photography, painting, sculpture, music, along with historical documents and images taken from magazines, newspapers and television. 

Art After Stonewall, 1969 to 1989 is organized by Columbus Museum of Art. The exhibition is scheduled to open in New York at the Grey Art Gallery and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (April 19, 2019 – July 21, 2019), before being presented at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida (September 14, 2019 – January 6, 2020) and Columbus Museum of Art (February 14, 2020 – May 17, 2020).

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated 300-page catalogue with essays by more than 20 established and emerging scholars as well as entries by artists, including Andrew Durbin, Harmony Hammond, Lyle Ashton-Harris, William E. Jones, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Richard Meyer, Flavia Rando, Alpesh Patel, Christopher Reed, Chris Vargas, and Margaret Vendryes.

Major support for the exhibition is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

[Image: Leonard Fink, “Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera at Gay Pride Parade,” 1973.]

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