STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

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Join us for a Conversation with Artist Hunter Reynolds and Writer Jane Ursula Harris

Join us on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with artist Hunter Reynolds and writer Jane Ursula Harris.

Artist Hunter Reynolds and writer Jane Ursula Harris will discuss “The evolution of Patina du Prey from Drag alter ego to Dervish, tracing the impact of AIDS on her transformation. The context of the culture wars, and the artist’s own diagnosis will frame this discussion as will Reynolds’ early involvement in AIDS activism. Through Reynolds ongoing practice, the power of art as spiritual and political catharsis – particularly in these troubling times – will be highlighted.” Led in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, the talk will be followed by a Q&A.

The event, free and open to the public and will be conducted via ZOOM.
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About the speakers:
For more than 25 years, Hunter Reynolds has used photography, performance, video and installation to represent his experience as a gay man and long-term HIV survivor. He earned his BFA from Otis-Parsons Art Institute in 1984 and came of age as an artist in New York City during the emergence of the AIDS crisis. Reynolds was an early member of the grassroots-activist and guerilla-performance movement ACT UP, and in 1989, he co-founded the ACT UP affinity group Art Positive to fight homophobia, AIDS-phobia, and censorship in the arts. Reynolds’s highly personal, socially engaged practice combines disparate processes. He pairs photography-based appropriation and sewing; a drag persona and durational performance; media critique and mourning. In his hybrid, multi-media work, he addresses issues of gender identity, sexual history, personal loss, political rage, as well as ritual, community, and healing. Reynolds is currently represented by P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York City, where, in 2015, he presented his most recent solo exhibition “Survival AIDS Medication Reminder.”

Hunter Reynolds is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow.

Jane Ursula Harris is a Brooklyn-based writer who has contributed to Art in America, Artforum, BOMB, The Paris Review, Flash Art, The Believer, Vice/GARAGE, Surface, and Time Out New York, among other publications. Her essays appear in catalogues including Carnegie Mellon’s forthcoming Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth; Participant Inc.’s NegroGothic: M. Lamar; Hatje Cantz’s Examples to Follow: Expeditions in Aesthetics and Sustainability; Kerber Verlag’s Marc Lüders: The East Side Gallery; Phaidon’s Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon’s Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting; Universe-Rizzoli’s Curve: The Female Nude Now; and Twin Palms’ Anthony Goicolea.  Harris curates on a freelance basis and is an art history faculty member at the School of Visual Arts.

Hunter Reynolds/Patina du Prey Photo Credit: Michael Wakefield 1990
Jane Ursula Harris Photo Credit: Dietmar Busse

Join us for a Conversation with Activist and CenterLink CEO Denise Spivak

Join us on August 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with Activist and CenterLink CEO Denise Spivak

CenterLink: The Community of LGBTQ Centers is an umbrella organization for LGBTQ Community Centers throughout the US, Canada, China and Australia. Denise Spivak, Activist and CEO of CenterLink, will be talking about the role LGBTQ centers play as cultural hubs for the community.  Many LGBTQ centers invest time, staff, space for art exhibitions, book groups, author chats, musical events, in addition to the health services that they are known for.  We’ll chat about the historic role that centers play in LGBTQ culture in their communities.

The event, free and open to the public and will be conducted via ZOOM.
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About the speaker:
Denise Spivak is the CEO of CenterLink – the association of LGBTQ community centers, where she has spent the past nine years working with center leaders.

Denise joined CenterLink after working in the private sector for over twenty years in both broadcasting and management.  She is a graduate of Gettysburg College where she received her B.A. in Psychology and holds a certification from BoardSource for nonprofit governance training.

Denise was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. After living in the mid-Atlantic for 30 years, she and her wife moved for Florida where they currently reside.

Join us for a Conversation with Artist and Educator Steve Locke

Join us on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with artist and educator Steve Locke.

Steve will be in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian about public monuments and sculpture, who gets to decide what gets installed and the impact they have on current and future generations. https://www.stevelocke.com/

The event, free and open to the public and will be conducted via ZOOM.
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About the speaker:
Steve Locke is a New York-based artist, raised in Detroit. He received an M.F.A. in 2001 from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and holds bachelor’s Degrees from Boston University and MassArt. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2002. He has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Art Matters foundations.

Solo exhibitions include, there is no one left to blame, curated by Helen Molesworth for the Institute of Contemporary Art, BostonThe School of Love with Samsøñ (Boston, MA), Family Pictures with Gallery Kayafas (Boston, MA and most recently #Killers at YOURS MINE & OURS in New York.

He presently teaches painting, drawing and critical theory at Pratt Institute in New York.

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