Spotlight Tour of David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

Floor 5

Patron, Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor members

From the late 1970s until his untimely death, David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) produced a body of work that was as conceptually rigorous as it was stylistically diverse. David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night examines not only the plurality of forms, media, and devices the artist used in his practice, but grounds the work in the political, social, and artistic scenes that made up New York City in the 1980s and early 1990s. When the AIDS crisis began decimating the downtown Manhattan that had been his home for over a decade, Wojnarowicz became an activist and advocate for people with AIDS and for First Amendment rights, while remaining a writer and artist. The exhibition looks to the various strands of Wojnarowicz’s life and practice but always situates them in their lived and tangled complexity. Each tour, lasting approximately fifty minutes, will be led by one of the Museum’s Joan Tisch Teaching Fellows.

Wednesday, July 25
Option 1: 6:45 pm
Option 2: 7:15 pm 

Wednesday, September 12
Option 1: 6:45 pm*
Option 2: 7:15 pm*

*This time has reached capacity.

Patron, Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor members are invited to this event. The invitation is for two individuals per membership household. To register please email with your name, preferred date and time, and membership ID. To join or upgrade, call (212) 570-3641.

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