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Fostering Queer Community at SMFA

An Alumni Artist Panel with Avram Finkelstein, Gail Thacker, and Shellburne Thurber

About the Event

Date

Apr 17, 6 – 8pm

Location

Anderson Auditorium, SMFA at Tufts, 230 Fenway, Boston

The Tufts University Art Galleries in partnership with the SMFA Office of Development and Alumni Engagement welcome current SMFA students, SMFA alumni, and Boston community members to join artists Avram Finkelstein, Gail Thacker, and Shellburne Thurber for a panel conversation moderated by guest curator of As the World Burns: Queer Photography and Nightlife in Boston Jackson Davidow, PhD. Finkelstein, Thacker, and Thurber’s artworks are featured in the exhibition and explore the relationships among community photographic practices, queer nightlife, and gay liberation in Boston. Their conversation will focus on the intersections of these themes within queer communities at the SMFA and their continued legacies.

Image: Mark Wine, As the World Burns, 1973. Digitized Super 8 film, 18:00 min. Courtesy of the artist © Mark Winer.