This summer, Tara had the opportunity to attend an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum entitled Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall. This exhibition commemorated and documented the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in 1969. The Brooklyn Museum noted that “the exhibition draws its title from the rallying words of transgender artist and activist Marsha P. Johnson, underscoring both the precariousness and the vitality of LGBTQ+ communities.”
The exhibition explored “how moments become monuments” (Brooklyn Museum) and focused on the themes of revolt, commemoration, care, and desire.
The Brooklyn Museum also provided visitors with a collection of articles for further reading, making an excellent contribution to any growing library. While Tara has already noted some readings with asterisks that are relevant to our work on the LGBTQ Families Speak Out project, we encourage you to take a look and explore these readings as they could be valuable additions to your library.
Download the PDF below.
And check out the exhibition website here: