As a lead-up to June 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 takes place Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11 AM – 5 PM at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale (One East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33301)

Speakers include: artists Roberto Juarez, Kia LaBeija, Naima Green, Roberto Navarrete, GeoVanna Gonzalez and Najja Moon; Alex Fiahlo, programs 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’s Gay Men’s Chorus.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, call 954-262-0258 or email moareservations@moafl.org. Symposium events and biographies of participants can be found at 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:

11 AM – 1 PMVisual Activists: American Art and the AIDS Crisis
Roberto Juarez, Kia LaBeija, Alex Fiahlo, Dr. Requel Lopes 

Panel discussion focusing on the role of LGBTQ+ art in America’s HIVAIDS crisis from the 1980s to the present, and how it has promoted critical awareness through visual activism.

1 – 3 PM – Performances
-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

3 – 5 PMNew 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.

For additional information, visit nsuartmuseum.org or call 954-525-5500. Connect with the Museum on social media @nsuartmuseum

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