The art of liberation
The Spirit, May 9, 2019

By Teddy Son

The new exhibit at the Grey Art Gallery at New York University commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of violent clashes between members of the Greenwich Village gay community and New York City police. The Stonewall riots, as they are also known, kicked off on June 28, 1969 and are recognized as a turning point in New York and American history. As the gallery’s website explains, “Art After Stonewall, 1969-1989,” is the “first major exhibition to examine the impact on culture of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) liberation movement sparked fifty years ago…”

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