Your Gay Agenda: Hide/Seek, Washington D.C.
"Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" is now on exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the first major museum exhibition to examine sexual difference in the construction of modern American portraiture. A reason enough alone to visit our capital's great gay scene.
Specifically, the collection examines how artists in the 19th-21st centuries (such as Annie Leibovitz photographing Ellen, left) understood and captured the fluidity of sexuality and gender and how their works reflected society’s shifting attitudes about sexuality and desire over time. Starting with an intricate look at the works of American masters like Marsden Hartley and Georgia O’Keefe, “Hide/Seek” directs its gaze to postwar works from Jasper Johns, David Hockney and Andy Warhol, concluding with a focus on the 21st century works of Keith Haring, AA Bronson and Felix Gonzalez-Torres which tackle the impact of the AIDS crisis on the LGBT movement. Head here for more information and gallery hours. -- Joseph Hassan