Year of Pride Events in NYC

nycgo.com staff

(Updated 01/22/2019)

In 2019, New York City celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising—the breaking point that forever altered LGBTQ+ history—and hosts WorldPride for the first time ever. Throughout the year, a number of special events and exhibits will be taking place at some of New York’s biggest and most famous cultural institutions. You won’t want to miss all there is to do and see. Check out our picks below; for a complete calendar of WorldPride events in the months to come, visit stonewall50consortium.org.

Mar
25

Museums & Galleries
Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again

The Whitney presents a comprehensive retrospective of work by Pop Art icon Andy Warhol.

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Mar
25

Museums & Galleries
Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now

A yearlong exhibit highlights Robert Mapplethorpe's body of work and the influence he had on other photographers.

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Mar
25

Museums & Galleries
Lincoln Kirstein's Modern

This exhibit of more than 200 items and works of art explores Lincoln Kirstein's legacy and influence on the MoMA's early years.

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Mar
25

Museums & Galleries
Love & Resistance

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, this exhibit at the NY Public Library looks at the history of the modern gay rights movement.

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Mar
25

Things to Do
Stonewall 50 Events at the NYPL Branches

The New York Public Library celebrates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall with a series of special events across NYC.

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Mar
26

Museums & Galleries
Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT

FIT's Museum celebrates half a century with this retrospective look at its exhibits over the years.

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Mar
27

Museums & Galleries
Male Gaze: Life, Legend, Legacy

This retrospective exhibit explores the origins of the Leslie Lohman Museum and its 50-year history of collecting LGBTQ art.

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Mar
27

Museums & Galleries
On the (Queer) Waterfront

This is the first exhibition of its kind to take a broad look at the queer history of Brooklyn, starting in the 19th century and going all the way up to the present.

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Apr
16

LGBTQ
Rethinking The Closet: New York Queer Life Before Stonewall

Columbia professor and author George Chauncey speaks on life in NYC before Stonewall.

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Apr
24

Museums & Galleries
Art After Stonewall

At NYU's Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum, this two-part exhibit highlights the impact of the LGBTQ civil-rights movement on the art world.

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May
3

Museums & Galleries
Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall

Works of some 20 LGBTQ+ artists that were born after Stonewall are part of this special exhibit.

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May
9

Museums & Galleries
Camp: Notes on Fashion

The Met Costume Institute’s newest exhibition celebrates camp in design.

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