Art After Stonewall at the Frost Museum at FIU makes a perfect addition for Art Basel Week. Organized by the COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, it is curated by JONATHAN WEINBERG, with Tyler Cann, and Drew Sawyer., and has just had a successful run at Leslie Lohman Museum in NY (see http://www.queerguru.com/art-after-stonewall-1969-1989-an-exhibit-at-the-leslie-lohman-gallery/ )
The Miami leg of this tour features a chapter in history that many scholars identify as Miami’s very own Stonewall moment. In 1977, Anita Bryant led her notorious campaign to overturn Miami-Dade’s ordinance that banned discrimination against gays and lesbians. This sparked a turning point for the movement that experts in the fields of civil rights and LGBTQ studies emphasize as equally important to Stonewall.
Never before had the national media covered LGBTQ rights across the country. This mobilized activists in cities and towns nationwide for the first time in history, and the Frost Art Museum explores this pivotal Miami moment. Now, forty-two years after the Anita Bryant crusade, Miami has evolved: this show received a groundswell of local support in Miami.
Art after Stonewall, 1969 - 1989 https://frost.fiu.edu/ On view through January 5th