STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

Public Programming

Join us for a Conversation with Curator Alexis Heller

Join us on June 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with curator Alexis Heller.

Alexis will be in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian about her recent exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum: ON OUR BACKS: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work.  The exhibition explores the history of queer sex work culture, and its intimate ties to art and activism.

The event, free and open to the public and will be conducted via ZOOM.
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About the curator:
As a social worker, storyteller and advocate, Alexis Heller (she/her) has been working to empower LGBTQAI youth in settings such as foster care, shelters, drop-in centers and schools for more than a decade. She began an independent curatorial practice in 2012 centered on marginalized LGBTQAI histories.

Heller has organized a number of exhibitions at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in NYC, Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, as well as several alternative art spaces.  Heller’s work has been awarded grant funding from the MAC AIDS Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation, and the ONE Archives Foundation.

She received a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Wesleyan University and an MA in Social Work from Columbia University.

Image: Ben Cuevas,  Reinserted: Show Center, 2019. Giclee print, featuring the archive of Annie Sprinkle, 60 x 40 in. 

Join us for a Conversation with Artists Kris Grey and Maya Ciarrocchi

Join us on June 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with and presentation with social practice artists Kris Grey and Maya Ciarrocchi of Gender/Power.

Gender/Power began in 2013 as a casual friendship between two individual artists and has developed into a rich, collaborative, community practice committed to creating social change. Grey and Ciarrocchi will be in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian about their collaboration and its capacity to foster community connectivity.

The event, free and open to the public, will be conducted via ZOOM.
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About the artists:
Gender/Power is a workshop and teaching methodology that uses storytelling and movement, to question and reveal how participants experience authority based on the perceptions of their bodies. Gender/Power workshops use trans and queer experience as an innovative research methodology that not only elevates the experience of being transgender away from medicalization and pathology, but also reveals gender injustice as an insidious cultural condition affecting everyone regardless of their presentation or identity.

Performance compositions of Gender/Power have been presented across the five boroughs at Gibney, JACK, and Smack Mellon. Gender/Power has led workshops at Abrons Arts Center, The Invisible Dog Art Center, The University of Utah, and Footsteps. Gender/Power has received residency support from the Baryshnikov Arts Center and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and funding support from the Franklin Furnace Fund, the MAP Fund, and the Bay and Paul Foundation. Gender/Power was a participant in the inaugural 2019 Moving Towards Justice Cohort at Gibney.

Maya Ciarrocchi is a Bronx-based interdisciplinary artist working in installation, video, performance and social practice. In these projects she uses storytelling and embodied mapmaking to reveal vanished histories. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she has received residencies and fellowships from the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony, Ucross and Wave Hill. Ciarrocchi received a Film/Video Grant from the Jerome Foundation and grants from the MAP Fund and the Franklin Furnace Fund. In addition to her individual practice, Ciarrocchi is a TONY, Bessie and Jeff Award winning projection designer for dance and theater. Recently she participated in the Laboratory for Jewish Culture at the 14th St. Y and was awarded the inaugural Equity b[x] Fellowship through New York Artists Equity. Ciarrocchi earned an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts, and a BFA in Dance from Purchase College.

Kris Grey is a New York City based transgender artist who uses their body as raw material, often presenting themselves in states of extreme vulnerability as an invitation to experience transcendence or discover hidden queer histories. Grey’s cultural work includes curatorial projects, performance, writing, and studio production in ceramics. Grey has been a resident artist at the Bronx Museum, Fire Island Artist Residency, ANTI Festival for Contemporary Art, International Centre for Training in the Performing Arts, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, and is currently a Visiting Artist and Assistant Teaching Professor at Penn State University through 2021. Grey’s writing titled, Trans*feminism: fragmenting and re-reading the history of art through a trans* perspective, was published by Manchester University Press in Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories. Grey earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Ceramics and a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Ohio University in Ceramics. They perform, teach, and exhibit work internationally.

Image credit info:  Gender/Power, Composition IV, 2016, still from performance, Smack Mellon, New York City, image courtesy the artists with Julieta Cervantes.

Join us for a Conversation with Writer Simon Baatz

Join us on June 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with writer Simon Baatz.

Simon will be in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian about his book, For the Thrill of It, (Harper Collins, 2009) which focuses on the murderous behavior by two male lovers –  Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb – in Chicago in 1924.  They killed a small child because they wanted to experience the sensation of killing another human being.

The event, free and open to the public and will be conducted via ZOOM. 
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About the speaker:
The author of five books, Simon Baatz, was born in London and educated at York.  He first moved to the United States to study the history of science at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his PhD.  He taught American Studies at universities in Britain before taking up a research position in the history of medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  In 2006 he moved to New York to teach American history at CUNY.

Join us for a Conversation with Artist and Co-Founder of the Fire Island Artist Residency Chris Bogia

Join us on July 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with artist Chris Bogia who was one of the co-founders for the Fire Island Artist Residency – the only artist residency in the world dedicated exclusively to LGBTQ visual artists and writers. 

Chris, who has served as the Executive Director of FIAR  for more than ten years will be in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian.  They will talk about Chris’s artistic practice and the need for a queer space for LGBTQ artists. Additionally, they will be talking about need-to-know information for those who are interested in applying for FIAR and other artist residency programs. 

The event, free and open to the public and will be conducted via ZOOM.
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About the artist:
Chris Bogia received his BFA at New York University and MFA from Yale University, and currently lives and works in Queens, NY.  In addition to he work with FIAR, he is an instructor of sculpture at New York University. 

Bogia is the recipient of a 2018 grant from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, a 2018 Queens Council for the Arts grant, the 2017 Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Artist Community Engagement Grant, the 2015 Tiffany Foundation grant, and was an artist-in-resident at the Queens Museum Studio Program from 2016-2018., Recent exhibitions include a solo presentation at Mrs. Gallery 2019, 2018 Spring Break Art Show, group exhibitions at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, Bric, Brooklyn, Mrs. Gallery. His work has appeared Juxtapoz, Hyperallergic, Maake Magazine, The Queens Chronicle, The New York Times, and Artforum.

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