Skip to main content

Barbara Hammer's History Lessons: Screening and Discussion

Wed, July 31, 2019
7 pm


In History Lessons (2000), Barbara Hammer reclaims and rewrites lesbian history through her playful but empowering manipulation of a vast array of archival footage, drawn from popular films, newsreels, sex ed pics, stag reels, medical and educational films, old nudies, and more. Following the screening, Matt Wolf, one of the guest curators for the 2019 Whitney Biennial film program, moderates a conversation with several people who appear in the film. This screening of History Lessons is presented in conjunction with History Lessons Redo: The Meat Market, a 2019 remake by Hammer that will be screened as part of the 2019 Biennial.

New print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. History Lessons runtime: 61 minutes

Tickets are required ($10 adults, $8 members, students, seniors, and visitors with a disability).

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

Learn more about access services and programs.



A 30-second online art project:

Peter Burr, Sunshine Monument

Learn more

Learn more at