LGBTQ & Friends: A Night Out at the Morgan
The Morgan Library & Museum
Join the Morgan Library & Museum 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 talks, live music, an open wine bar, and after-hours museum access.
About the Exhibition:
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.