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.
NYU Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
Sept 12 – December 15, 2019
The NAMES Project Foundation’s AIDS Memorial Quilt was started in 1987. The 12x12 foot panels represent a cross section of people lost to AIDS, including members of the trans community, incarcerated individuals, artists and activists who shaped New York’s downtown arts scene, and an NYU student.
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.
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street
April 24 - July 21, 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.