Lectures and Special Events

 

Lectures and Special Events: Spring 2019

Opening Reception for New York Art Semester Exhibit

United Methodist Archives and History Center

Speakers: Kim Rhodes and Shayna Miller
The exhibit curators will discuss their process of putting together the exhibit and share their insights about the importance of New York Art Semester on Contemporary Art.

Drag as an Art Form: Panel Discussion by Drag Queen Pissi Myles and Photographer David Ayllon

United Methodist Archives and History Center

"Drag is so much more than gay men dressing up as women. It's about creating space and creating validity for people who want to express gender differently and by their own rules.” –Sasha Velour (NPR)

Pissi Myles (Joseph D’Angio) has been noted as one of the most talented drag queens in the NY area by fans, critics, and peers. She’s been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Mic, RuPaul’s What’s the T Podcast, and more! Photographer David Ayllon’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post, NEXT Magazine (cover), and Rangefinder Magazine. Some of his clients include Rupaul’s Drag Race contestants Katya, Monet Xchange, Miz Cracker, Shea Coulee, as well as Drag Race winners Bob The Drag Queen, Alaska, Trixie Mattel, and Sasha Velour. The discussion will focus on the history and culture of drag, and how it is (and should be) recognized as an art form. Co-sponsored by The Sexuality and Gender Alliance, WoCo, The History Club, the Art Club, and the Art History Club.

*Performance to Follow*