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Exhibit Opening, Selections from "Whose Streets? Our Streets!": New York City, 1980-2000

Thursday, September 12, 2019
2:30-4:30 PM
Lane Hall Map
Remarks at 3:00pm.

New York’s streets were turbulent and often violent in the 1980s and 1990s, as residents responded to social changes in their city as well national and international developments. The culture wars wracking the nation had particular resonance in New York. The City was ground zero for the AIDS epidemic and a center of avant-garde art as well as queer and feminist activism. It was also home to the Vatican’s spokesman in the U.S. and a significant culturally conservative Roman Catholic population.

Featuring photographs by Nina Berman, Donna Binder, Ricky Flores, Frank Fournier, Lori Grinker, Meg Handler, Lisa Kahane, Carolina Kroon, Meryl Levin, TL Litt, Dona Ann McAdams, Thomas McGovern, Tomas Muscionico, Brian Palmer, Sandra-Lee Phipps, Sylvia Plachy, Alon Reininger, Richard Renaldi, Linda Rosier, and Les Stone.

This exhibition was curated by Tamar W. Carroll, Meg Handler, Mike Kamber and Josh Meltzer with support from the Bronx Documentary Center and the Rochester Institute of Technology. More information is available at the project website,
Building: Lane Hall
Event Type: Exhibition
Tags: american culture
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Women's and Gender Studies Department, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Department of American Culture