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NYC: Illustrated talk with Jonathan D. Katz: "How AIDS Changed American Art"
written by Natasha, 9/15/16 2:48am
edited by Natasha, 9/14/16 5:54pm

Illustrated talk by Jonathan D. Katz at FIT (Fashion Institute Technology), 227 W 27th St, NYC in Katie Murphy Amphitheater. Part of the exhibit "Art AIDS America" (Bronx Museum) and Deeper Dive (Leslie Lohmam) FREE. Open to the public. More info:

What: Illustrated talk about the touring exhibition Art AIDS America (at the Bronx Museum through Oct 23)
When: Monday, September 19, 7-9 PM

Where: FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), in the Katie Murphy Amphitheater, 227 W 27th St, NYC.

Cost: FREE and open to the public
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Curator Jonathan David Katz will deliver an illustrated talk about the thesis behind the touring exhibition Art AIDS America at the Bronx Museum (through Oct 23) just before it leaves for its final showing in Chicago.

In place of the standard narrative of AIDS as a tragic tangent within our current art world -- sad but not terribly influential -- Katz argues that AIDS has long been a motor, albeit a repressed one, for some of the most significant developments in American art over the last 3 decades.

Presented as part of the 2016 Queer Culture Lecture and Performance Series at the Fashion Institute of Technology curated by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.  Proudly announced by Yale GALA. 

About ART AIDS AMERICA (at the Bronx Museum through Oct 23):

About DEEPER DIVE (at the Leslie Lohman through Oct 2 - co-curated by Jonathan D. Katz):


About JONATHAN D. KATZJonathan is a pioneering figure in the development of LGBTQ art history, having written extensively about the import of sexuality in post-war art. He is also a pioneering curator, having co-curated with David C. Ward the award-winning exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery, the first major museum exploration of the impact of same-sex desire in the creation of modern American portraiture.

Katz is President of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and has curated a number of its exhibitions. He is also currently director of the doctoral program in Visual studies at SUNY Buffalo. Previously, Katz served as the executive coordinator of the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Yale University and before that, was chair of the Department of Lesbian and Gay studies at the City College of San Francisco. He was also the first tenured faculty in gay and lesbian studies in the United States.


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