Art and visual expression were essential to the liberation of gay identity from invisibility to protests to parades to demanding attention in the public square. These exhibits showcase the transformative journey from Stonewall.
Larry Levan and Mel Cheren Collection on the Paradise Garage. Photo courtesy of Fales Library.
Washington Square Journal Collection. Photo courtesy of New York University Archives.
Peter Lewis Allen Collection of Safe Sex Pamphlets. Photo courtesy of Fales Library.
Come!Unity Press Collection. Photo courtesy of Fales Library.
Gay and Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection. Photo courtesy of Fales Library.
Mimi Thi Nguyen Zine Collection, in Collaboration with the People of Color Zine Project. Photo courtesy of Fales Library.
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
100 Washington Square East
April 24 - July 20, 2019
National Coming Out Day, 1988. Offset lithograph, 26 x 23 in.
I Am Out Therefore I Am, 1989. Crack and peel sticker, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.
Art After Midnight (New York), 1985. Chromogenic print, 30 x 30 in.
Untitled, (Marsha P. Johnson Hands Out Flyers for Support of Gay Students at N.Y.U.), c. 1970. Digital print. 11 x 14 inches. Resource, NY
Daniel Ware (Cockette), 1971. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in. © 1987 The Peter Hujar Archive LLC.
The Government Has Blood on Its Hands, 1988. Poster, offset lithograph. 31 3/4 x 21 3/8 inches. ACT UP, FDA Action.