The Week Ahead @ the Henry

Here’s what’s happening this week at the Henry!

Paris is Burning

Wednesday, May 8th
12-12:30 pm – Student Led Tour: Join a Henry Student Exhibition Guide for a 30-minute tour. All tours meet in the museum lobby.

Thursday, May 9th
12:30-1:00 pm – Mindfulness Meditation: Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Join us to recenter and relax during your busy workday.

Thursday, May 9th
7:00 pm – Paris is Burning Screening. This is a documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston that explores issues of race, class, and gender in the context of the New York City drag balls of the 1980s.  This intimate and controversial film immerses the viewer in a subculture where contestants compete in categories that often skew and mimic hetero normative notions of race and gender. This film explores the notion of idealized beauty and the gendered image also explored in Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty.

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