Calendar of
queer art happenings

2000 January 12-February 5 “The likeness of being: contemporary self portraits by 60 women” - DC Moore Gallery (724 Fifth Avenue, New York). Curated by Judith E. Stein, this show of self-portraits by women was a precursor to a show in April-May 2001 of self-portraits by men.

2000 November 11-January 27, 2001 “Cy Twombly: Coronation of Sesostris” - Gagosian Gallery (980 Madison Ave., New York 10021 212-744-2313) - one of paintings included the text “Eros, weaver of myth / Eros, sweet and bitter / Eros, bringer of pain” which invited thoughts of the relationships of Twombly, Johns, and Rauschenberg in the 1950s

2000 November 18-February 19, 2001 “Andy Warhol: social observer” - Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington

2000 November 30-January 30, 2001 “Luis Caballero (1943-1995): homenaje” & “Ana Mercedes Hoyos: San Basilio de Palenque, primer pueblo libre de America” - Generous Miracles Gallery (529 W. 20th St., New York)

2000 December 6-March 25, 2001 “Art and the camera: the photographs of F. Holland Day” - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - from the webpage devoted to the exhibition: “The sensuality of Day’s male figures may indicate that he was homosexual, although nothing specific is known of the photographer’s private life”

2000 December 8-January 15, 2001 “self:EXAM” (works by Ira Tattelman and Thomas Drymon) - DC Arts Center (2438 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 202-462-7833)

2001 January 6-27 George Dureau - Arthur Roger Gallery (432 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130). According to Claude Summers (currently editing an online GLBT&Q encyclopedia), the George Dureau painting show at Arthur Roger Gallery was “really beautiful.”

2001 January 9-February 10 “Fred Cray” - Richard Anderson Fine Art (453 W. 17th St., New York 10011 212-463-0970)

2001 January 9-February 17 “Mariana Cook: couples” - Mitchell Innes & Nash (1018 Madison Ave., New York 10021 212-744-7400) - famous (Philip Johnson and David Whitney) and not so famous couples, homo- and heterosexual, with interesting text about their lives together - accompanied by catalog

2001 January 18-February 17 “Loss of faith: new paintings by Ernesto Pujol” - Galeria Ramis Barquet (41 E. 57th St., New York 10022 212-644-9090) - catalog to be published

2001 January 18-February 24 “Martin Wong: storefronts 1984-86” - P.P.O.W. (476 Broome St., New York 10013 212-941-8642) - accompanied by a painting by David Wojnarowicz entitled “Peter Hujar dreaming” (a sleeping man rather like Andy Warhol’s “Sleep” against a background of a nude male chest and a cartoon youngman masturbating)

2001 January 18-February 17 “Veronica Cross: the female gaze” - Barbara Ann Levy Gallery (453 W. 17th St., New York 10011 212-645-7810)

2001 January 20-February 24 Wolfgang Tillmans - Andrea Rosen Gallery (525 W. 24th St., New York 10011 212-627-6000)

2001 January 27 Two small paintings in the office area of George Billis Gallery (526 W. 26th St., New York) looked like men seated in a steamroom. When I asked Billis about the artist, he stated they were by a woman (unnamed) which rather emasculated their fantasy for me. Rather than steam room, it was “Boy sewing” and “Man sewing” -- interesting but not “Steam room.” (SC)

2001 January 27-March 10 Bill Jacobson photographs - Julie Saul Gallery (535 W. 22nd St., New York 10011 212-627-2410)

2001 January 27-April 15 “Scott Burton” - Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus (614-292-3535 or

2001 February 3-May 20 “Gilbert & George: nineteen ninety nine” - Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (curated by Michael Rooks). The large paintings by G & G shared a gallery with “Children and spastics” by George Tooker, the “spastics” looked like taunted sissies until you read the title -- a thought-provoking and aesthetically interesting juxtaposition

2001 February 4-April 1 “Glenn Ligon: Stranger” - Studio Museum in Harlem, New York - work inspired by Stranger in the village (1953) by James Baldwin (artist discussion on Feb. 12)

2001 February 4-April 1 “John Bankston: The capture and escape of Mr. M., Chapter 1” - Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (artist discussion on Mar. 14)

2001 February 24-April 19 “Beyond decorum: the photography of Iké Udé” - OBORO, Montreal

2001 February 27 “Sexuality and space: queering geographies of globalization” - interdisciplinary conference sponsored by Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, CUNY, New York

2001 February 27-May 13 “An artistic friendship: Beauford Delaney and Lawrence Calcagno” - Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University (to be shown at Hampton University Museum, late summer 2001)

2001 March 1-April 7 “Lady: new photographs of women” - photographs by Aaron Cobbett - Debs & Co. (525 W. 26th St., New York 212-643-2070)

2001 March 3-31 “Cyndra MacDowall: Road trip diary/Journal de route” - Alliance Française de Toronto Gallery (24 Spadina Rd., Toronto 416-922-2014)

2001 to March 10/18 “Taming of the lewd: Vanessa Buemi and Timothy Horn” - Object Galleries, Customs House, Sydney, Australia (to March 18) and “Soft touch: Karen Coull and Gaye Chan” - Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Hay Street, Sydney (to March 10) - in conjunction with Mardi Gras

2001 March 13-April 20 “Survivors! the sitting room color photographs of Ruma Village, the Luo tribe, Kenya, East Africa by Ann Meredith” - La Galeria, UC Extension (55 Laguna St., San Francisco)

2001 March 15-May 5 “Out of the fifties, into the sixties: six figurative expressionists” - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (24 W. 57th St., New York 10019 212-247-0082 - included 4 works by Beauford Delaney, one a wonderful portrait of James Baldwin

2001 March 17 “Kaucyila Brooke: Burned” - opening reception at Michael Dawson Gallery (535 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles 90004) - exhibition continues to May 17

2001 March 22-June 23 “Nell Blaine: sensations of nature” - University of Richmond Museums, in conjunction with Marsh Art Gallery at University of Richmond and the Cape Ann Historical Museum, Gloucester, Mass. Blaine (1922-1996) was a native of Richmond and this is the first major retrospective since her death

2001 March 26 Laurie Toby Edison’s Familiar men: a book of male nudes at Good Vibrations (1210 Valencia St., San Francisco)

2001 March 28 “Between sky and earth” - Geoffrey Hendricks talking about his work at Amherst College (202 Fayerweather Hall)

2001 March 29-June 10 “Dear friends: American photographs of men together, 1840-1918” - curated by David Deitcher - International Center for Photography (1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York 10036 212-860-1777 - the wall labels in this small exhibition are especially well written and focused

2001 through March 31 “Karlheinz Weinberger and J.D. Okhai Ojelkere: attitude” - Scalo (560 Broadway, New York). Weinberger photos of proto-punks (short review by Holland Cotter, New York times, Mar. 15, 2001)

2001 April 3 “Cross roads or cross fire: visual culture and art history” - panel at School of Visual Arts, New York - speakers included Nicolas Mirzoeff on diaspora and visual culture; José Esteban Muñoz on queers of color (if someone who attended this would be willing, the editors would be happy to receive a report)

2001 April 3-21 “Daniel A. Heyman: Investigations -- painted, printed, drawn” - 55 Mercer Gallery (55 Mercer St., New York 10012 212-226-8513) accompanied by brochure with 10 color illustrations and short essay by Scott Noel

2001 April 3-June 2 “And lo! the old gods!” - Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation (127-B Prince St., New York 10012 212-673-7007

2001 April 4-May 5 “Self-made men: male self portraits” - DC Moore Gallery (724 Fifth Ave., New York 10019 212-247-2111 The exhibition included a wonderful portrait by George Tooker that had also been in the DC Moore exhibition of Tooker’s work last fall, a good Frank Holliday painting, an unusual and colorful Paul Cadmus homage to Kunisada, and a work by Nicole Eisenman masquerading as “Nick Eisenman” (the gallery attendant said she’d been in the show of self-portraits by women last year and they decided to include her here).

2001 April 4-June 4 “Gender identity disorder or ... girls in drag” - works by Shaira Holman - San Francisco Public Library, Harvey Milk Branch (3555 16th St., San Francisco 415-554-9445)

2001 April 5-May 5 “Hilary Harkness: paintings” - Bill Maynes Gallery (529 W. 20th St., New York 10011 212-741-3318 - no overt lesbian content but in a world inhabited only by women, some of roles involve intimate woman/woman interaction

2001 April 5-June 5 “Everything I know ... I learned at the movies” - 30 color photos by Ann Meredith - Concourse Gallery, Bank of America Center (555 California St., San Francisco, CA 94014)

2001 April 6-May 6 “Robert Flynt: double standard” - Wessel + O’Connor (242 W. 26th St., New York 10001 212-242-8811

2001 April 7-May 2 “Self-interest: autobiography and myth in recent figurative art” - RC Fine Arts (499 Valley St., Maplewood, NJ 07040 fax 973-762-4656) - artists include Patrick Webb

2001 April 20-21 “Futures of the field: building LGBT studies into the 21st century university” - conference at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, CUNY

2001 April 22 “AIDS: a living archive” (interactive multimedia installation by Jean Carlomusto and Jane Rosett commemorating 20 years of th eAIDS pandemic and the 20th anniversary of GMHC - Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 104th St., New York City

2001 April 27-28 “Raft of the Medusa” - performance by Jeffrey Byrd - Apr. 27 at Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, Iowa; Apr. 28 at CSPS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2001 May 6-9 Association of American Museums - Annual Meeting, St. Louis - sessions included “Collecting in new areas: gay and lesbian material culture” sponsored by the Alliance for Lesbian and Gay Concerns (a “Crazy Bowling” event was also held at the International Bowling Museum, co-sponsored by the International Museum of Gay and Lesbian History, San Francisco)

2001 May 7-June 16 “Passing: a re-definition of sex & gender through the personal re-presentation of self” - black and white photos by Ann Meredith - PHOTOLAB Gallery (2235 Fifth St., Berkeley, CA 94710 510-644-1400)

2001 May 8-26 “Portrait of a community” - exhibition of paintings by Lenore Chinn - at the United States of Asian America Festival 2001 sponsored by Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, at South of Market Cultural Center (SomArts), Bay Gallery (934 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94103 - reception, May 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

2001 May 17-June 16 “E.G. Crichton: Rise, Sally, rise” - Meridian Gallery (545 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102) - gallery walk-through on June 9th

2001 May 24-27 “Re-conditioning the queer” - session at Society for Cinema Studies conference, sponsored by SCS Queer Caucus, Washington, DC - deadline for proposals was 31 August 2000; more info on the caucus’s web page at

2001 June 6-10 “Writing and building architecture in 20th-century Canada” - 26th annual conference of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, Quebec City - sessions include “The villages of America: the gay urban landscape” organized by Christopher Thomas, University of Victoria, B.C.

2001 June 18 Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table Awards Breakfast - American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco - speakers include Dorothy Allison and Christopher Rice

2001 July 28-October 21 “Beyond decorum: the photography of Iké Udé” - Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge

2001 late summer “An artistic friendship: Beauford Delaney and Lawrence Calcagno” - Hampton University Museum

2001 through September 2 “Untitled (1991)” - billboard artwork by Felix Gonzalez-Torres - presented by MAK Center for Art and Architecture L.A. at two locations in West Hollywood - more info from MAK at the Schindler House, 835 N. Kings Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90069 323-651-1510

2001 September 21-November 25 "Michelangelo: drawings and other treasures from the Casa Buonnaroti, Florence" - Toledo Museum of Art

2001 October 4-January 6, 2002 “Thomas Eakins, American realist” - Philadelphia Museum of Art (includes summary of catalog essayists)

2001 November 10-Feburary 3, 2002 “Beyond decorum: the photography of Iké Udé” - California Museum of Photography at University of California, Riverside

2002 February 20-23 College Art Association annual conference - Philadelphia (headquarters hotel: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown)

2002 February-May “Thomas Eakins, American realist” - Musée d’Orsay, Paris (organized by Philadelphia Museum of Art)

2002 mid-May to mid-September “Thomas Eakins, American realist” - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (organized by Philadelphia Museum of Art)

N.B. Items are listed in the calendar even if they are now past; this is done in the interest of having a record of relevant art exhibitions, etc. If additional items are listed for a gallery, etc., full address information will appear only with the first item in the calendar. If a web address wraps onto a second line, do not add a space or punctuation at the line break.

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