The Smart List is a monthly list of multi-media recommendations on everything design, curated by Interwoven Design. At Interwoven we support and celebrate diversity in all its forms, and Pride Month gives us the perfect opportunity to engage with and be allies for the LGBTQ+ community. In NYC we are especially spoiled with chances to learn and play this month. Coming up: an epic march, an astonishing art exhibit by an artist with no arms, and a queer film event for horror fans.
June 26, 2022 at 12pm
The annual NYC Pride March is organized by the non profit Heritage of Pride, which produces a wide range of events throughout Pride Month, with the Pride March as the crown jewel. Photos can’t do it justice and we love to be in the thick of it. Every year the events are held in honor of the Stonewall Uprising in 1969, the moment in civil rights history responsible for the modern Gay Rights movement. Check out the full calendar of events for even more opportunities to support the community or be one of the thousands to volunteer and make it all possible.
Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm
April 14th – August 15, 2022
The Leslie Lohman Museum of Art will show the Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm exhibit all summer. Böttner was an artist who lost both arms when young. She began to identify as female in art school, where she painted hundreds of paintings with her mouth and feet in addition to experimenting with street art, dance, photography, and more. Her work is playful and grounded in a sensual appreciation and central presence of the body.
PRIDE: Photographs of Stonewall and Beyond by Fred W. McDarrah
The Museum of New York City will host an exhibit of the photographs of Fred W. McDarrah. McDarrah was a critical voice covering important political events of the 60s and 70s for The Village Voice, including the civil and gay rights movements and the historic Stonewall Uprising. McDarrah was avid in his documentation, accumulating an astonishing archive of American political history.
*While this exhibit has ended, the Museum of New York City always has wonderful gems of New York history on display.
June 28th, 2022 at 8pm
Author Torrey Peters presents Let the Right One In, a digital zoom event in which she will share the significance of the 2008 Swedish horror film on her life and her work. “I finally came out,” she shared, “and I watched it again, and it seemed like yet another film all together–a film about xenophobia and the abject.”