Virtual Art Talk: Leon Polk Smith and the Sexuality of Abstraction | Heard Museum
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Geometric painting by Leon Polk Smith of stacked rectangles of white, red, blue, brown, red, and black, with staggered blocks of gray
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Virtual Art Talk: Leon Polk Smith and the Sexuality of Abstraction

Join us on June 18th for a Members-Only discussion of the work of Leon Polk Smith with Jonathan Katz, PhD and Fine Arts Curator Erin Joyce. Katz is one of the founding scholars of queer art history, and his scholarship spans from the late 19th century to the present, with an emphasis on the US, but with serious attention to Europe, Latin America and Asia as well. He has written extensively about gender, sexuality and desire, producing some of the key theoretical work in queer studies in the visual arts. In this Virtual Art Talk, Katz will take a deep dive into the sexuality and eroticism of Smith’s geometric abstractions, many of which are featured in our current exhibition “Leon Polk Smith: Hiding in Plain Sight.”

Event Details

Friday, June 18
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free

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