The Theater and the Theater Outside the Theater: Robert Wilson in Conversation
Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art at 26 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013 invites you to join us on Sunday, August 17, from 6 – 8 pm for an extraordinary evening of conversation between Robert Wilson, Jonathan David Katz, and Peter Harvey, an artist and set designer who has known Robert for more than 50 years.
After a short film highlighting Wilson’s work, the three will talk about poignant moments of Wilson’s career, the relationship between sexuality and creativity, and the Watermill Center—a unique environment for young and emerging artists from around the world to explore new ideas. This talk is a rare opportunity to hear Robert Wilson as he seldom speaks publically in New York. The Museum is honored that he has chosen our organization for this special speaking engagement. Wilson was very involved with the Museum through his support of the Paul Thek exhibition as that show would not have been possible without the support of the Watermill Center.
Robert Wilson is an American experimental theater stage director and playwright who has been described by the media as "[America]'s — or even the world's — foremost avant-garde 'theater artist'". Over the course of his wide-ranging career, he has also worked as a choreographer, performer, painter, sculptor, video artist, and sound and lighting designer. He is best known for his collaborations with Philip Glass on Einstein on the Beach, and with numerous other artists, including Heiner Müller, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Gavin Bryars, Darryl Pinckney, Rufus Wainwright, Marina Abramović and Lady Gaga.
Since the late 1960s, Wilson's productions have decisively shaped the look of theater and opera. Through his signature use of light, his investigations into the structure of a simple movement, and the classical rigor of his scenic and furniture design, Wilson has continuously articulated the force and originality of his vision. Wilson's close ties and collaborations with leading artists, writers, and musicians continue to fascinate audiences worldwide
Members $20 with promotional code
(contact museum for code details or to join and become a Museum member)
Limited seating available.
Tickets are available only through: Eventbrite.
Once tickets are sold out, a limited number (20) of tickets at full price will be available via a lottery. You may enter this special lottery by emailing your name and contact information by August 11th to: email@example.com. (only one ticket per person will be available)
Image: The Old Woman, with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe. Direction, set design, and lighting concept by Robert Wilson. Photograph © Lucie Jansch.
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Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
“…invaluable museum.” Holland Cotter, New York Times, June 2013
Best place for gay culture, Time Out New York: New York's Best 2012
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is the first and only dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art, and foster the artists who create it. The Museum has a permanent collection of over 22,000 objects, 6-8 major exhibitions annually, artist talks, film screenings, readings, THE ARCHIVE - a quarterly art newsletter, a membership program, and a research library.
The Leslie-Lohman Museum is operated by the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Inc, a nonprofit founded in 1987 by Charles W. Leslie and Fritz Lohman who have supported gay and lesbian artists for over 30 years. The Leslie-Lohman Museum embraces the rich creative history of the gay and lesbian art community by informing, inspiring, entertaining, and challenging all who enter its doors.
The Museum is located at 26 Wooster Street in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. Admission is free and hours are 12pm-6pm Tuesday through Sunday. The Museum is closed Monday and all major holidays. The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code. The Museum can be reached at 212-431-2609. For more information go to LeslieLohman.org