Event DateThursday, May 28 2009 : 6:30pm – 8:30pm
May 28, 2009
Benefit Opening Reception: 6:30PM-8:30PM, Free
Exhibition June 1, 2009 – September 4, 2009
The Center presents Then and Now An Exhibition Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Center Show
In June 1989, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center hosted The Center Show, a legendary effort in which famous and emerging artists created site-specific works on the walls of the building in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Several major figures in the art world such as Keith Haring, Leon Golub, Kenny Scharf, David LaChapelle, and Nancy Spero contributed to this groundbreaking event.
Many of the original pieces still exist in situ here and are seen by the over 6,000 weekly visitors to the Center. The new show, entitled Then and Now, will run here at the Center throughout the summer of 2009.
Barbara Sahlman and David Nimmons, two of the producers of the original show, are our event co-chairs. Nancy Spero and Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale University Art School serve as exhibition co-chairs.
We are happy to report that both the Keith Haring Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation, Art Forum and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs are providing support for this exhibition. The show will open with a gala benefit reception and preview party on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the Center.
Participating Artists include:
Nathaniel A. Siegel
Wu Ingrid Tsang
Sarah Nelson Wright
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