Reimagining Pride: Queer Perspectives in Biennial History

Online, via Zoom

Open to all members

Wednesday, June 12, 6 pm

Tuesday, June 25, 12 pm

Join Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow Patryk Tomaszewski for a dynamic overview of queer artistic expression throughout the history of the Whitney Biennial. A hallmark of the Museum since its founding, the Biennial has been a venue for artists to expand on the most pressing issues of their time. In this virtual program, we will delve into the crucial role artistic expression has played in shaping social and political LGBTQ+ narratives in the United States. 

Explore works by prominent twentieth- and twenty-first-century American queer artists against the backdrop of pivotal historical events, including the Pansy Craze, the Stonewall Riots, the AIDS crisis, and Obergefell v. Hodges. Discover how the Biennial has provided a platform for artists such as Charles Demuth, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Harmony Hammond, Keith Haring, Tourmaline, and Isaac Julien, as well as many others, to address ongoing LGBTQ+ issues as an integral part of American identity, from the survey’s inception to the current iteration, Even Better Than the Real Thing.

References: this article is based on content originally published on Whitney Museum of American Art. You can read the full article here.

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