(Photo Credits: “My Vision is Small” by Felipe Baez, grabbed from Fresno State News)

Remember the Stonewall Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in 2019? If you missed that one, we come bearing good news. The exhibit will open for the second time starting this Thursday—August 19, 2021— at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery which is located in California State University, Fresno State.

Its theme is: “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall” and it will feature queer artists born after Stonewall “whose work questions how moments become monuments while grappling with the political and cultural conditions of our time.” The themes of their work are reportedly “revolt, commemoration, care, and desire.”

Center for Creativity and the Arts Director Dr. Cindy Urrutia, said:

At Fresno State, our core values are diversity, distinction and discovery. Without a doubt, ‘Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall’ reflects those values and provides a strong educational platform to learn and be curious about Fresno’s own history and participation in significant cultural legacies such as LGBTQ+ civil advocacy and the Feminist Art Movement.

Presented by CSU’s Center for Creativity and the Arts, you can visit the exhibition until October 31, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. But if you’re coming on Saturday, they are only open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and you have to call them and make an appointment if you wish to visit on Sunday. Admission is free, guys, so hurry and have a look-see, but please make sure to follow their COVID-19 protocols.

Apart from the works featured at the 2019 Brooklyn Museum exhibition, the organizers will also be displaying the works of local and West Coast artists. 

They also have the following auxiliary events to go with the exhibit:

  • Constellating Care Networks – said to be co-sponsored satellite exhibit by Fresno City College. It will start on September 2 and run through October 8 at the Art Space Gallery.
  • Public Reception – it will be held on September 9, 5 p.m. at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery.
  • Female Impersonator Show – it will be held on September 25, 5 p.m. at the Phebe Conley courtyard.
  • CineCulture film screenings – titles TBA.
  • Concert and Poetry Reading – the event will be led by Professor Benjamin Boone. It will feature members of the LGBTQ+ community. Details TBA.
  • Panel Discussion – details TBA. 

For more information, click here.

The exhibit is funded by a grant from The McClatchy Fresno Arts Endowment of The James B. McClatchy Foundation.

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