June is LBGTQ Pride Month

This June, New York City celebrates the 50th anniversary of the riot known as the Stonewall Uprising, which took place in Greenwich Village on June 28, 1969.

As a way to recognize the city’s influential role in the LGBTQ rights movement, many museums and art galleries are presenting works and images that conjure this historical moment. Here are a few highlights, with an emphasis on free or low-cost admission.

By the Force of Our Presence, The New York Historical Society. Curated by Flavia Rando, Elvis Bakaitis, Ashley Santangelo, and Saskia Scheffer, the exhibit features highlights from the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and over 100 years of lesbian history. The museum offers free/Pay What You Wish admission every Friday between 6pm-9pm.

Art After Stonewall, 1969-1989, Leslie-Lohman Gallery This ambitious and wide-ranging exhibit is “the first… to examine the impact of the LGBTQ civil-rights movement on the art world. ” With works that cover a critical span of 20 years, the show is a must-see, offering a useful overview of LGBTQ culture, art, and life.

Love & Resistance, The New York Public Library. Open to the public, the show is held in the flagship Schwarzman branch of the NYPL. The show features works by photographers Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies, as well as items from the library’s archives.

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