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LGBTQ & Friends: A Night Out at the Morgan
February 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - April 13, 2018 | 2:05 pm
Join us for a special evening celebration featuring the work of two iconic gay artists on view this season: playwright Tennessee Williams, and photographer Peter Hujar. Enjoy curator-led tours, live music, and drinks in Gilbert Court.
Peter Hujar: Speed of Life
January 26 to May 20
Private by nature, combative in manner, well-read, and widely connected, New York-based photographer Peter Hujar (1934–1987) inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music, art, and drag performance. His mature career paralleled the public unfolding of gay life between the Stonewall uprising in 1969 and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. Drawn from the extensive holdings of the artist’s work at the Morgan and from nine other collections, this exhibition explores the artist’s full career, from his beginnings in the mid-1950s to his central role in the East Village art scene three decades later.
Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing
February 2 to May 13
One of the greatest American playwrights of the twentieth century, Tennessee Williams (1911–1983) was a master of language and a tireless craftsman. Uniting his original drafts, private diaries, and personal letters with paintings, photographs, production stills, and other objects, this exhibition tells the story of one man’s struggle for self-expression and how it changed the landscape of American drama.