This is the first time that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has used the phrase “Queer Studies” as a section title for an exhibition. Best of all is that this work is some of the best of the entire exhibit. This is a brilliant visual discussion regarding how individuals self-define. Works by Catherine Opie, Peter Hujar, Deborah Kass, Kalup Linzy, Cory Arcangel, David Hockney, Douglas Gordon and others delve into just how fluid notions of gender really are.
Is this all 15 minutes of fame stretched farther than it should be or is this truly seismic art that can withstand the test of time? Hmm... At any rate, the Queer Studies section will give us much to think about and discuss. Don't worry, we'll take time out to bat around the wonderful silver clouds within the cow wallpaper room, too!
We gather between 6:15-6:30pm just inside the main entrance in front of the Egyptian statue of Amenemhat II. The museum is free on Friday evenings. We'll head up to Regarding Warhol and take in his influence over the past 50 years.
Following the exhibit we can chat at the Met's bar in the Great Hall or head over to V-Note for a vegan wine.
Details regarding this exhibit can be found here: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/regarding-warhol