Curator Tour of Peter Hujar: Speed of Life at The Morgan Library
The life and art of Peter Hujar (1934–1987) were rooted in downtown New York. Private by nature, combative in manner, well-read, and widely connected, Hujar inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music, art, and drag performance. His career paralleled the public unfolding of gay life between the Stonewall uprising in 1969 and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. In his loft studio in the East Village, Hujar focused on those who followed their creative instincts and shunned mainstream success. He made, in his words, “uncomplicated, direct photographs of complicated and difficult subjects.” Peter Hujar: Speed of Life presents one hundred and forty photographs by this enormously important and influential artist from his beginnings in the mid-1950s to his central role in the East Village art scene three decades later.
- Wednesday, April 18, 2018
- 12:00 pm
Morgan Library, 225 Madison Ave at 36th Street