STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

Public Programming

Join us for a Conversation with Artist Michelle Handelman

Join us on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with Artist Michelle Handelman.

Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, they will discuss the 25-year anniversary of her documentary film BLOODSISTERS: LEATHER, DYKES AND SADOMASOCHISM (1995), and her work with the drag legend Mother Flawless Sabrina. 

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About Michelle Handelman
Michelle Handelman is a New York-based artist who creates large-scale moving image installations about the dark and uncomfortable spaces of queer desire. Coming up through the years of the AIDS crisis and Culture Wars, Michelle has built a body of work that confronts the things we collectively fear and deny: sexuality, death, chaos. She is a John Simon Guggenheim fellow (2011); a Creative Capital awardee (2019); a NYFA fellow, and recipient of many other grants and awards including a residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation on Captive Island, Florida (2020). Her installation and performance project HUSTLERS & EMPIRES (2018) was commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and her films have screened at festivals throughout the world. Michelle’s solo exhibitions and installations have been shown at The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, MIT List Visual Arts Center, PARTICIPANT, INC (NYC), signs and symbols (NYC), PERFORMA Biennial; The New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center; Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, NYC (2015); The Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), AMP (Provincetown, MA), Guangzhou 53 Art Museum (China); and The Pompidou Centre (Paris) among others. During the 1990s, Handelman was based in San Francisco where she collaborated with Monte Cazazza, a pioneer of the Industrial music scene; directed the feature doc BLOODSISTERS: LEATHER, DYKES AND SADOMASOCHISM (1995), and performed in several films by Lynn Hershman-Leeson. Her work has been widely reviewed in ArtforumArt in AmericaFilmmaker Magazine, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, and her work is in many collections including the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, Kadist Art Foundation, Pigozzi Collection, di Rosa Foundation and Preserve; Zabludowicz Art Trust. She is a Professor in the Film, Media, and Performing Arts department at Fashion Institute of Technology. Learn more at michellehandelman.com.

Photo Credits:
Still from BloodSisters: “Michelle Handelman, still from BloodSisters: Leather, Dykes and Sadomasochism, 1995. Courtesy of the artist.”

Portrait of Michelle: “Photo of Michelle Handelman by Grace Roselli, Pandora’s BoxX Project.”

Join us for a Conversation with Artist and Community Organizer Maria Bauman-Morales

Join us on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with Artist and Community Organizer Maria Bauman-Morales

Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Maria will discuss her role as artistic director of MBDance and maintaining queer wellness and community care in the dance world in spite of the current pandemic. 

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About Maria Bauman-Morales
Maria Bauman-Morales is a “Bessie” award winning multi-disciplinary artist and community organizer. She is 2020 Columbia College Dance Center Practitioner-in-Residence, 2019 Dance in Process residency award winner, 2018-20 UBW Choreographic Center Fellow, 2017-19 Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist in Residence and was the 2017 Community Action Artist in Residence at Gibney. In 2009 she founded MBDance which is about to premiere Desire: A Sankofa Dream, an experience in choice-making and Black Queer survival technologies. She creates bold and intimate artworks for MBDance, via dream-mapping and nuanced, powerful physicality.

She’s an active member of our community outside of choreography and performance. Bauman-Morales mentors younger artists through Queer Art Mentorship. She is a Core Trainer with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, collaborating towards racial equity. In 2014, she co-founded Artists Co-creating Real Equity, which won the 2018 BAX Arts and Artists in Progress Award for working to undo racism in our daily lives. Organizing to undo racism informs her artistic work and the two areas are each ropes in a Double-dutch that is her holistic practice. Learn more at www.mbdance.net.

Photo credit: Tanya O. Williams.

Join us for a Conversation with Journalist Angela Chen

Join us on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with Journalist Angela Chen. Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Journalist Angela Chen will discuss her book Ace – What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. (2020). 

From Ace
What exactly is sexual attraction and what is it like to go through life not experiencing it? What does asexuality reveal about gender roles, about romance and consent, and the pressures of society? This accessible examination of asexuality shows that the issues that aces face—confusion around sexual activity, the intersection of sexuality and identity, navigating different needs in relationships—are the same conflicts that nearly all of us will experience. Through a blend of reporting, cultural criticism, and memoir, Ace addresses the misconceptions around the “A” of LGBTQIA and invites everyone to rethink pleasure and intimacy.

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About Angela Chen:
Angela Chen is a journalist. Her reporting and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Paris Review, and more. She is the author of Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. Twitter: @chengela. 

Photo Credit: Sylvie Rosokoff

Past Events

A Conversation with Advancement Project, Campaign for Southern Equality and Nationz Foundation – October 28, 2020

A Conversation with Brian McNaught – October 22, 2020

Virtual FUN-Raiser – October 15, 2020

A Conversation with Paul Lee – October 13, 2020

A Conversation with Jordan Rutter – October 7, 2020

A Conversation with Steven F. Dansky – September 30, 2020

A Conversation with Jane Fleishman – September 23, 2020

A Conversation with Jenni Olson – September 8, 2020

Elected Sisters – Pioneering Bi, Lesbian and Trans Political Leaders – Tour and Curatorial Talk  – Sept 4, 2020

A Conversation with Artist and Educator Steve Locke – September 3, 2020

A Conversation with Activist and CenterLink CEO Denise Spivak – August 25, 2020

A Conversation with Hunter Reynolds and Jane Ursula Harris – August 19, 2020

A Conversation with Sasha Wortzel – August 5, 2020

A Conversation with Paul Lisicky – July 29, 2020

 A Conversation with Julie Enszer – July 22, 2020

A Conversation with Avram Finkelstein – July 14, 2020

A Conversation with Hugh Ryan – July 9, 2020

A Conversation with Chris Bogia – July 1, 2020

A Conversation with Simon Baatz – June 18, 2020

A Conversation with Kris Grey and Maya Ciarrocchi – June 9. 2020

A Conversation with Alexis Heller – June 4, 2020

A Conversation with Julio Capó, Jr. – May 26, 2020

A Conversation with Julie Marie Wade – May 20, 2020

A Conversation with Jonathan David Katz – May 13, 2020

A Conversation with Esther Newton – May 7, 2020

Stonewall National Education Project Virtual 2020 Symposium on LGBTQ Youth – April 22, 2020

Coffee & Conversations: Cultural Institutions in Times of Crisis, a series by the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab. – April 14, 2020

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