Fine Arts Faculty LJ Roberts Featured at the Brooklyn Museum

Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall

Opening Reception and Exhibition Preview

Thursday, May 2


Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

This is the first commission for a major museum for LJ, who is included in the exhibition, a new installation composed of 14 light boxes and an oscillator, based on my artist book bricks and stone (2016-2017).  The new work examines (in)visibility, narrative, and the life and legacy of Stormé DeLarverie (1920-2014).  DeLarverie was not only a pivotal figure during the Stonewall Uprising, but led an extraordinary life as a drag king who performed at venues such as the Apollo Theatre and as a mentor and guardian of lesbians, queer, and trans people in her expansive community. Despite her remarkable impact, she is frequently erased in narratives and histories of the Stonewall Rebellion.
Additionally, The Queer Houses of Brooklyn in the Three Towns of Breukelen, Boswyck and Midwout During the 41st Year of the Stonewall Era traveled from the Smithsonian to the Brooklyn Museum for the show.
Please check out the artist list below and keep your eyes open for future programming; it is a huge and exciting honor to be included with so many artists who create work with such depth and impact.
Please RSVP using the link below by April 30th.