Speaker: David J. Getsy, Eleanor Shea Professor of Art History, Department of Art, University of Virginia
Dr. David Getsy will lecture on the intersections of drag and performance art in 1970s New York City. His talk intersects with two of his current works in progress: one, a monograph on Stephen Varble, known for his genderqueer and guerilla-style street performances; the other, a multi-artist study which examines the rise of downtown performance art in the wake of the Stonewall uprising.
This is a Harn Eminent Scholar in Art History (HESCAH) Talk. The Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH) program invites distinguished scholars whose work represents a range of fields in the history of art. Established by a gift from Dr. David A. and Mary Ann Cofrin, this endowment funds lecture series and symposia featuring leading art historians, critics, curators and museum professionals.