Wednesday, April 7
6–7pm CST / 7–8pm EST
Join Riva Lehrer and Hirshhorn Museum assistant curator Sandy Guttman (MUSE ’16) in conversation and a brief reading from Lehrer’s 2020 memoir “Golem Girl” as part of the virtual Talking to Our Time series.
Representations of historically marginalized and stigmatized people tend to be few and far between—a resounding absence that artist, writer, and curator Riva Lehrer has spent her career rectifying. Building on her own experiences, Lehrer’s work is informed by the rich disability and LGBTQIA+ communities to which she belongs and steeped in the tradition of portraiture. Working at the intersection of the medical humanities and the arts, Lehrer occupies a unique position threading together disparate academic disciplines to upend notions of disability, impairment, beauty, and the range of experiences that make us human. More »
This program is online only (via Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook Live). Advance registration is required for Zoom participation, including the chance to ask the artist a question (time permitting). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the talk.
CART (real-time captioning) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided. If you have any questions about accessibility for this program, please email email@example.com.
Image caption: Artist portrait by Tim O’Dowd
[image description: A color portrait of the artist Riva Lehrer against a bright yellow background.]