Exhibition - Powerful and Dangerous: The Words and Images of Audre Lorde

Friday, Nov 6, 2020 at 12:00pm

Alice Austen House Museum
2 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10305

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The Alice Austen House presents the 1983 landmark press photo series of Audre Lorde by Robert Alexander.

Powerful and Dangerous explores the intersection between language, activism and photographic messaging. The exhibition holds up a lens to the contemporary women’s, LGBTQ+, and Black Lives Matter movements and considers how Lorde’s words resonate today. Due to COVID-19 the exhibition has been extended with online programs until 2021. A series of public programs, including scholars talks, readings, outdoor film screenings and artist-led photo walks in the Staten Island neighborhood of Stapleton where Lorde’s home, now an LGBTQ Historic landmark, will take place through 2021.

This exhibition is curated by Victoria Munro with contributions by Clare Coss, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Jean Weisinger, Dagmar Shultz, Jennifer Abod and JEB.

Scholars talks will include: Clare Coss, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Jewelle Gomez, Cheryl Clark, Elizabeth Lorde Rollins, M.D. and Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

Film presentations by Dagmar Schultz and Jennifer Abod with audio interview by Jennifer Abod. 

Exhibition Date: March 22, 2020 - December 2020 



We will only be taking bookings for socially distanced tours of parties of 5 or less from the same bubble Tuesday-Friday, 1 group per hour between 12-4pm. The tours will be a maximum of 20 minutes and consist of viewing the Audre Lorde exhibition Powerful and Dangerous and our permanent exhibition galleries.

Bookings will be processed via this form.


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