Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989

Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989 is a two-part exhibition showing mostly overlooked artworks at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (April 24 through July 21) and at the Grey Art Gallery (April 24 through July 20), both in New York, USA. Timed with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in the summer 2019, it is the first major exhibition to examine the impact of the LGBTQ civil-rights movement on the art world.

Curated by Jonathan Weinberg, Tyler Cann and Drew Sawyer the exhibitions include 200 works by openly LGBTQ artists such as Scott Burton, Vaginal Davis, Louise Fishman, Nan Goldin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Barbara Hammer, Holly Hughes, Greer Lankton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, Joan Snyder and Andy Warhol. Also considered are the practices of straight-identified artists such as Alice Neel, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, and Kiki Smith in terms of their engagement with the newly emerging queer subculture.

Gonzalo Casals, Executive Director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum says: ‘our collaboration with NYU’s Grey Art Gallery allows us to expand the reach of the exhibition’s message beyond our community, as LGBTQ history is New York history.’

Exhibition Catalogue

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated 300-page catalogue with essays by more than 20 established and emerging scholars and artists, including Anna Conlan, Andrew Durbin, Harmony Hammond, Richard Meyer, Alpesh Patel, Flavia Rando, Christopher Reed, Chris Vargas, and Margaret Rose Vendryes. The catalogue is published by Rizzoli Electa.

The Exhibition Travels in 2019-2020

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art: April 24 – July 21, 2019; Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum: September 14, 2019–January 6, 2020; Columbus Museum of Art: February 14–May 17, 2020.

Related Links

‘art after stonewall’ examines a crucial moment in lgbtq history – review by Nadja Sayej (May 1, 2019)
Press release about Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989