FREE SYMPOSIUM AT NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 11 – 5 PM
A Sense of Pride: Visual Activists and New Identities
Join NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, May 18 for a free, one-day symposium exploring issues in the LGBTQ+ art community. This major event will feature discussions and performances by prominent national and local LGBTQ+ artists, curators and activists who include: artists Roberto Juarez, Kia LaBeija, Naima Green, Roberto Navarrete, GeoVanna Gonzalez and Najja Moon; Alex Fialho, programs director of Visual AIDS; and Requel Lopes, director of the World AIDS Museum and Education Center. Performances will be by artists Rosemarie Romero, Roberto Navarrete and The Fort Lauderdale’s Gay Men’s Chorus.
11 am to 1 pm - Visual Activists: American Art and the AIDS Crisis, Roberto Juarez, Kia LaBeija, Alex Fialho, Dr. Requel Lopes
Panel discussion 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 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.
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.
The museum is located at One East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For additional information, visit nsuartmuseum.org or call 954-525-5500. Connect with the museum on social media @nsuartmuseum
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 Fund, William A. Krueger Charitable Fund, and Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.