Drag Show

September 14–December 15, 2023
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Drag Show narrates a history of 1980s and 1990s LGBT countercultural experience in New York City. A form that puts critique and resistance at the center of its practice, drag is a type of performance art with deep connections to other art forms and related cultural practices. In this context, difference is celebrated as a foundation for building and living within community. This exhibition reflects upon a rich moment in our cultural history and explores how drag was and continues to be a powerful and pointedly political act that fosters resilience.

Drag Show includes artists Nan Goldin, Mark Morrisroe, Jack Pierson, Tom Rubnitz, Linda Simpson, Tabboo!, and David Yarritu.

Multiple anonymous makers AIDS Memorial Quilt, Block 2643
Mixed media: fabrics, fabric paint, stuffed toys, canvas 12 x 12 feet
Installation detail by Tatiana Mata