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May 2017

Circuit Shakers

May 21July 11

Two great reasons to visit Florida and more amazing parties: Miami Beach Gay Pride April 7-9 Miami Beach Gay Pride draws over 130,000 people to celebrate on the beach each year. Over time, this massive celebration has grown from a neighborhood party into a world-class event featuring stars like Gloria Estefan and Adam Lambert. miamibeachgaypride.com Matinée Easter Weekend April 13-16 The third edition of europe’s hot spring festival returns to Barcelona for four days of internationally known DJs and events…

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Robert Rauschenberg Retrospective at the MoMa

May 21September 17
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)
11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 + Google Map

Gay artist Robert Rauschenberg gets a huge retrospective of his six-decade career at NYC’s MoMA.

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June 2017

Salon Americano: Fake News | Featuring Peter Saul and Hosted by Lolita Cros

June 27
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Hotel Americano
518 West 27th Street New York, NY 10001 + Google Map
Free

Join us on Tuesday, June 27th for “Fake News”, a conversation with curator Lolita Cros and one of the fathers of Pop Art, Peter Saul, best known for his colorful and cartoonish paintings which satirize American culture. About Peter Saul: Peter Saul (b. 1934) is an American painter. Often considered one of the fathers of Pop Art, he is known for his distinctively colorful and cartoonish paintings which satirize American culture. Since his first solo exhibition, in Chicago in 1961,…

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Zines: Elaborate Disruption and Black Creativity

June 27 | 6:30 pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd. New York, NY 10037 + Google Map
Free

The resurgence of zines—self-published limited-distribution works—is stemming the tide of erasure, disrupting publishing, and offering creative spaces for diverse voices within marginalized communities. Remembering zines like FIRE!!, created in 1926 and “devoted to the young negro artist,” author Steven G. Fullwood will join in conversation with contemporary zine creators Devin N. Morris (3 Dot Zine), Nontsikelelo Mutiti (Nontsi), Kevin Harry (KHzines), and Jermel Moody (maple:koyo) to elaborate on their zine-making practices and impact on publishing and creativity. The program will…

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Surpassing Certainty: Janet Mock in Conversation with Lisa Lucas

June 27 | 7:00 pm
New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018 + Google Map
Free

Surpassing Certainty, the new memoir from writer, TV host, and advocate Janet Mock is a riveting, rousing, and utterly real portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world—without a road map to guide her. Mock will be joined in conversation by Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, and will be on hand to sign books afterward. The journey begins a few months before her twentieth birthday. Janet Mock is adjusting to…

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Art and Practice with Cecilia Vicuña

June 28
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)
11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 + Google Map
Free

Art and Practice is a series of discussion-based seminars in which emerging and experienced artists can discuss challenges and possibilities in the field. Cecilia Vicuña joins us to address the creative potential of failure as a force that impels new inquiries and discoveries, and how it has informed her art. Through her own experiences of exclusion and marginalization, Vicuña will explore the transformative power of failure and adversity, and how they have deepened her quest for self-knowledge and true art.…

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Your Silence Will Not Protect You: On Audre Lorde & David Wojnarowicz

June 28
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster St. New York, NY 10013 + Google Map
Free

Presentations by Cleopatra Acquaye-Reynolds, Anneliis Beadnell, Pamela Sneed, and Marvin Taylor, followed by a conversation moderated by Visual AIDS Programs Director Alex Fialho YOUR SILENCE WILL NOT PROTECT YOU considers the activist voices and rousing language used by Audre Lorde and David Wojnarowicz, both of whom are featured in the exhibition VOICE=SURVIVAL. Respectively, both Lorde and Wojnarowicz’s creative practices stand as resounding calls to action, inspiring others to confront injustice. The evening will begin with recorded excerpts of Lorde’s essay…

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The Writer’s Art: A Conversation with Jean Strouse & Colm Tóibín 


June 28 | 6:30 pm
Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave New York, NY 10016 + Google Map
$15

In his fiction Henry James wrote about artists, collectors, and galleries. He was fascinated by painters and paintings and his friends and associates included John La Farge, John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, Frank Duveneck and William Wetmore Story. James’s letters vividly convey his response to visual culture and his work as a novelist was filled with the drama of watching and noticing: the most dramatic, intense and memorable moments in his fiction appear as though framed. Jean Strouse, biographer…

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Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism

June 28 | 6:30 pm
New York Public Library—Mid-Manhattan Library
455 5th Ave New York, NY 10016 + Google Map
Free

With Charles A. Riley II, curator, critic, professor of English, and author of more than twenty books on the arts. This illustrated lecture provides a wide-ranging look at the connections inside the core group of avant-garde artists in Jazz Age Paris. It offers a fresh examination of both canonic and overlooked writers and artists and their works, by revealing them in conversation with one another. The author’s celebration of the many masterpieces shows how the creative community of postwar Paris…

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Nick White on “How to Survive a Summer” and Garrard Conley on “Boy Erased”

June 28
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
Book Culture
536 W 112th St New York, NY 10025 + Google Map
Free

Join us at Book Culture on Columbus Wednesday, June 28th at 7pm for a conversation between Nick White, author of How to Survive a Summer, and Garrard Conley, author of Boy Erased. In How to Survive a Summer, Nick White’s searing debut novel, centers around a gay-to-straight conversion camp in Mississippi and a man’s reckoning with the trauma he faced there as a teen. Garrard Conley’s memoir, Boy Erased, tells the story of his life-changing decision after being outed to…

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Carter Burden Gallery Announces New Exhibitions by Re-Emerging Older Artists

June 29 | 6:00 pmJuly 29 | 8:00 pm
Carter Burden Gallery
548 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001 + Google Map

Three new exhibitions featuring the unique artwork of more than a dozen re-emerging older artists will be on display from June 29th-July 20th at the Carter Burden Gallery located at 548 West 28th Street #534 in Manhattan. The Carter Burden Gallery showcases the vibrant, cutting-edge and transformative art that is the product of the unique cultural wealth possessed by older professional artists. Inspired by the 1966 Lovin’ Spoonful song, Summer in the City celebrates the early days of the season…

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Wish You Were Here: Franz Kafka

June 29
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave & 92nd St New York, NY 10128 + Google Map
Free

Rivka Galchen, writer and New Yorker contributor, appears as “Franz Kafka” in a unique evening of conversation with Jens Hoffmann, Director of Special Exhibitions and Public Programs inspired by Andy Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century (1980). About Wish You Were Here Over a period of three years, Jens Hoffmann, Director of Special Exhibitions and Public Programs, has been interviewing the subjects of Andy Warhol’s Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century in the Jewish Museum…

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