SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
GLOE and the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery present:
Hide/Seek: National Portrait Gallery Private Tour with NPG Curator David C. Ward
Sunday, February 6 | Time 11:00 am
Meet at Group Entrance of NPG
Followed by lunch near the Gallery, at Vapiano
623 H. St, NW (2.5 blocks away)
Join us as we explore this ground-breaking exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery with Curator David C. Ward.
Hide/Seek is the first major museum exhibition to focus on sexual difference in the making of modern American portraiture. Recently, the exhibition has been the focus of much attention, after the Smithsonian instructed the NPG to remove a piece from the exhibition. (Come to the panel discussion on 12/20.)
“Hide/Seek” considers such themes as the role of sexual difference in depicting modern America; how artists explored the fluidity of sexuality and gender; how major themes in modern art—especially abstraction—were influenced by social marginalization; and how art reflected society’s evolving and changing attitudes toward sexuality, desire, and romantic attachment. Click here for more information on the exhibit.
The exhibition travels from late nineteenth-century works up through those of the twenty-first. Our private tour will focus on the major Jewish artists and subjects featured, including Annie Leibovitz and Susan Sontag, Man Ray and Florine Stettheimer, Deborah Kass, Nan Goldin, Bill Jacobson, Roy Cohn, Cass Bird, Allen Ginsberg, and of course, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
After the exhibition, stick around to discuss all the pieces, as we enjoy brunch, locally. (Individuals pay for their own meals.)
ASL and other interpretation available upon request in advance.
This program is presented in partnership between the 16th Street J's GLOE, the Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach and Engagement; and the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery.
note, this event is taking place at the National Portrait Gallery, not
at the DCJCC. We will meet in the NPG's center atrium.
We will meet at the INFORMATION DESK INSIDE THE GROUP ENTRANCE, AT G AND 8TH STS., NW, WASHINGTON, DC.
Note: the museum will not be open to the general public yet, so if you don't go to the group entrance, you won't get in!