The Grey Art Gallery is raising funds for one of its most ambitious exhibitions to date! Please help support Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989, the first-ever exhibition to extensively survey art of the LGBTQ civil rights movement as we honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings.
Tseng Kwong Chi, Art After Midnight (New York), 1985, Chromogenic print, 30 x 30 in., © Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc., Standing from left: Patti Astor, Steve Maas, Peter McGough, Animal X, John Sex, Joey Arias, Ann Magnuson. Kneeling from left: David McDermott, Min Thometz-Sanchez, Keith Haring, Tseng Kwong Chi
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings, Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989 is a long-awaited and groundbreaking survey that features over 200 works of art and related visual materials exploring the impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) liberation movement on visual culture.
Cathy Cade, Sisterhood Feels Good, Los Angeles, 1972, Digital print, 11 x 16 in., Courtesy the artist
Presented in two parts—at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art— the exhibition features artworks by openly LGBTQ artists such a Vaginal Davis, Louise Fishman, Nan Goldin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Barbara Hammer, Holly Hughes, Greer Lankton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, Joan Snyder, and Andy Warhol.
Read more about the exhibition on our website! Art after Stonewall will be on view from April 24, 2019 through July 20, 2019.
The funds raised from our campaign will go towards:
- The cost of hosting our free and public opening reception on April 23, which invites the NYU community and the public at large to see the exhibition's debut and enjoy a drink or two!
- Putting on free public programs, which allow museum patrons to engage with artists, curators, writers, and scholars via lectures, tours, and film screenings.
- Designing and installing exhibition graphics and signage, which allow us to uniquely display information to a large audience and develop the most successful wayfinding method to allow visitors to easily navigate throughout our exhibition space.
ABOUT GREY ART GALLERY
The Grey Art Gallery is New York University’s fine arts museum, located on historic Washington Square Park in New York City’s Greenwich Village. As a university art museum, the Grey Art Gallery functions to collect, preserve, study, document, interpret, and exhibit the evidence of human culture. While these goals are common to all museums, the Grey distinguishes itself by emphasizing art’s historical, cultural, and social contexts, with experimentation and interpretation as integral parts of programmatic planning. Thus, in addition to being a place to view the objects of material culture, the Gallery serves as a museum-laboratory in which a broader view of an object’s environment enriches our understanding of its contribution to civilization.