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Jimmy DeSana (American, 1949–1990). Aluminum Foil #4 (Self-Portrait), 1985. Silver dye bleach print, 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm). Courtesy of the Jimmy DeSana Trust and P·P·O·W Gallery, New York. © Estate of Jimmy DeSana. (Photo: Courtesy of the Jimmy DeSana Trust and P·P·O·W Gallery, New York)

Art History Happy Hour: Jimmy DeSana SOLD OUT

Thursday, March 23, 2023

7–8:30 pm

The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor

This program is sold out. Our season of Art History Happy Hours continues with an evening of lighthearted lectures and accompanying cocktails inspired by Jimmy DeSana: Submission, the first museum survey of the photographer’s work. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works documenting the artist’s subversive aesthetic and participation in avant-garde movements, ranging from queer mail art networks to punk music and cinema. During the program, hear from Drew Sawyer, Phillip and Edith Leonian Curator of Photography; Laurie Simmons, artist and executor of the Jimmy DeSana Trust; and artist Carlos Motta as they reflect on DeSana’s work and legacy. Also enjoy a specialty cocktail by bartender Qais Kamran.

Tickets are $45 and include a specialty cocktail, small bites, and after-hours admission to Jimmy DeSana: Submission. Additional beverages are available for purchase. Member tickets are $40. Not a Member? Join today!

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