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League Talk: Queer Identities and Histories in American Art
October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In celebration of next year’s inauguration of traveling exhibition Making American Artists: Stories from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1776–1976, organized by the American Federation of Arts, this panel discussion will focus on the visible and invisible ways queer identity has been encoded into American art, past and present. It complements the exhibition, which originated at PAFA in 2022, featuring over 100 of the most acclaimed and iconic pieces in American art from the PAFA collection — including a number by League artists. Panelists include Jonathan D. Katz, PhD, Associate Professor of Practice, History of Art and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, University of Pennsylvania; Anna O. Marley, PhD, Chief of Curatorial Affairs, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and Ksenia M. Soboleva, PhD, Andrew W. Mellon Gender and LGBTQ+ History Fellow, New-York Historical Society. This program will be followed by a light reception. Catalogs will be available for purchase.