Stonewall Project Update

In 1992 a consortium of New York City cultural institutions, working with CLAGS, launched an effort to create a series of exhibitions to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in June 1994. Because of the difficulties of fundraising as a consortium, the institutions have been developing individualized projects. The New York Public Library, under the guidance of its chief manuscript curator, Mimi Bowling, is at work on a large scale exhibition tentatively slated to open in June 1994. The Museum of the City of New York will present an exhibit on the history of the gay and lesbian annual Pride parade. And the Brooklyn Historical Society continues to do research for an exhibition about lesbians and gays in Brooklyn, which may open in mid-1994 in time for the 25th anniversary of Stonewall or at a later date. Fred Wasserman, who has been with the exhibition project as a freelance curator from its inception, will serve as a consultant to both The Brooklyn Historical Society and The New York Public Library.