The Center: Once Upon A Time And Now

February 3 - April 6, 2015
The Center: Once Upon A Time And Now

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

Presented to celebrate the renovation of The Center, Once Upon a Time and Now examines historic works from the 1980s preserved in the renovation, and looks to the future with new works.

Arch Connelly
Leon Golub
Keith Haring
David LaChapelle
Stephen Lack
Thomas Lanigan Schmidt
Kay Rosen
Barbara Sandler
Kenny Scharf
Nacy Spero
Robert Storr
Susan Strande
Richard Taddei
George Whitman
Martin Wong

And more recent work by
Deborah Kass, Tseng Kwong Chi, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu

Curated by
Ian Alteveer
Associate Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Made possible by a grant from THe Kors Le Pere Foundation

Over twenty-five years ago, a group of dynamic artists created site-specific murals for The Center Show, many of which remained in situ and were carefully preserved during The Center's recent renovations. To celebrate their legacy, The Center has asked me to oversee the selection of some additional works by artists working today for a temporary exhibition that would augment the display and pay tribute to this phenomenal organization and its storied building. The goal of the show is to encourage guests and supporters to explore The Center, including its rich, cultural history, and to further its role as a cultural destination.

–Ian Alteveer
Associate Curator
Department of Modern and Contemporary Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art