NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Photo Credit: Eleven by Kia LaBeija

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

A Sense of Pride

As a lead-up to June 2019 Pride month and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will present A Sense of Pride: Visual Activists and New Identities, a one-day symposium exploring issues within the LGBTQ+ art community. The symposium is open to the public with free admission and will include panel discussions, workshops, and art performances with national and local artists, curators, and activists. It will take place Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11AM – 5PM at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale (One East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301).

Speakers include artists Roberto Juarez; Kia LaBeija; Naima Green; Roberto Navarrete; GeoVanna Gonzalez; Najja Moon; Alex Fiahlo, Program Director of Visual AIDS (NY); and Requel Lopes, Director of the World AIDS Museum and Education Center (Wilton Manors, FL).

Performances will be by artists Rosemarie Romero, Roberto Navarrete, and the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus.

For reservations, call (954) 262-0258 or email MOAReservations@moafl.org. Symposium events and biographies of participants can be found at www.NSUArtMuseum.org.

The symposium is made possible by support from the Community Foundation of Broward. It is a signature event of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s A Sense of Pride initiative, which connects the LGBTQ+ community through programs and workshops that foster inclusion, acceptance, and understanding. It is also part of the Museum’s Conni Gordon Education Series, made possible with philanthropic support from the late innovator in art education and creativity, Conni Gordon.

Symposium Schedule

11AM – 1PM – Visual Activists: American Art and the AIDS Crisis

  • Roberto Juarez, Kia LaBeija, Alex Fiahlo, and Dr. Requel Lopes.
  • Panel discussion focusing on the role of LGBTQ+ art in America’s HIV/AIDS crisis from the 1980s to the present, and how it has promoted critical awareness through visual activism.

1PM – 3 PM

  • Rosemarie Romero: Porn Nail$ Salon, an interactive Miami-based installation and performance project that functions as a mobile queer-feminist nail salon.
  • Roberto Navarrete: a ritualistic healing practice that reflects the physical, emotional, and spiritual scarring caused by global intolerance towards the LGBTQ community.
  • The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus.

3PM – 5 PM – New Identities: Queer Black and Latin-X Artists in America

  • Naima Green, Roberto Navarrete, GeoVanna Gonzalez and Najja Moon.
  • Panel discussion with artists who identify as queer individuals of color in America. Panelists will discuss issues of identity, representation, and race as they pertain to their LGBTQ+ communities and experiences.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s A Sense of Pride program is made possible by support from the following funds of the Community Foundation of Broward: Richard Frisby and Edward Burkhart Fund, Gay and Lesbian Broward Community Fund, The Rumbaugh Family Fund, William A. Krueger Charitable Fund, and Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.

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