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Gallery Conversation: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Artists

Talk/Lecture
Early American Gallery
FREE
No Tickets Required
Salon style hang in Early American Gallery

This event has been rescheduled from its original date to October 1.

Join writer Jane Blunschi for the fourth in a series of talks that explore the works and lives of LGBTQ+ artists in the museum’s permanent collection. This series will feature one conversation per month, beginning with Pride month in June and culminating with Gay History Month in October.

Inspiration takes center stage in September, with the works of painter Marsden Hartley as our focus. Hartley spent his life searching for a place to belong, a quest that led to mentorship and community among some of the foremost creative minds of the early twentieth century. We’ll discuss those influences in his paintings, which reflect the landscapes and ideas that shaped his life personally and creatively, and explore the sources of unexpected and dearly held inspiration in our own lives.

Free, no tickets required.

About the Speaker

Jane Blunschi’s fiction writing explores issues of spirituality and domesticity through a lens of queerness. Blunschi holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Arkansas. Her collection of stories, Understand Me, Sugar, was published in 2017 by Yellow Flag Press, and her work has appeared in Paper Darts, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Foglifter. Blunschi lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.