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Art After Stonewall, 1969-1989: Frost Art Museum in Miami Scores Big

Before I tell you about the upcoming Art after Stonewall Exhibit at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU in Miami I should explain that the Stonewall Riots occurred on June 28, 1969 in Greenwich village in Manhattan. Ordered by a “clean the homos up mayor” the Stonewall Inn was raided and numerous homosexuals were arrested and battered about. As the February 5, 1981 Gay Bathhouse raids in Toronto kickstarted the LGBTG liberation movement in Canada so did the Stonewall riots in the United States.

The Exhibit features over 200 artworks and has left New York for its next stop in Miami from September 14th-January 5th. It will then move to Columbus Ohio (March 6-May31 2020) for its last scheduled stop. This is the first national museum show of its kind to survey the impact of the LGBTQ civil rights movement on visual culture.

Dr. Jordanna Pomeroy, the Director of the Frost Art Museum FIU states,” The exhibition acknowledges the guts and grit of these artists, gay and straight. To make declarative and public visual statements about gender and sexuality in a predominantly homophobic world. The Frost Art Museum FIU is honored and delighted to bring to Miami the tour de force “Art After Stonewall”, which encompasses the passion, energy and excitement that inspired the art world at this time.”

There are many artists involved a few of which I have attended exhibits of in North American and Europe including Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol. Gay or straight these names beckon you to Miami!

There is major funding for this blow-out event including The Andy Warhol Foundation and The Keith Haring Foundation. By the way the feature image if “Safe Sex” by Keith Haring 1985.

For an interview with the curator of The Exhibit, Jonathan Weinberg

For art lovers this is a must Exhibit and if you are in Miami taking some sun and great food you must visit this Exhibit!

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