July 1, 2024

Stonewall, revolt, and new queer art

In a new book, art historian Jonathan D. Katz explores the Stonewall Riots and contemporary queer art.

By Kristina García | June 27, 2024 | Penn Today 

“Five years ago, for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, art historian Jonathan D. Katz, an associate professor of practice in the History of Art Department and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, was asked to curate a 2019 exhibition for Wrightwood 659 centered on Stonewall. Now, he has documented the exhibit and Stonewall in a new book, “About Face: Stonewall, Revolt, and New Queer Art.” The publication includes more than 350 artworks as well as eight essays by scholars and experts including Dagmawi Woubshet, the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Associate Professor of English at Penn, and alums Ava L.J. Kim, who earned her Ph.D. from the School of Arts & Sciences, and Jacolby Satterwhite, who earned his M.F.A. from the Weitzman School of Design.”

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About Face, the exhibition, at Wrightwood 659. (Image: Jonathan D. Katz)