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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 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

7–8:30 pm

The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor

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 Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum 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. 

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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