Transamerica/n Information Session
Join us for an Information Session to learn more about the upcoming exhibition Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today, opening June 20 in tandem with Andy Warhol: Portraits. The session will feature a brief presentation from the exhibition curators, followed by an open Q&A opportunity with a panel of McNay staff and community members. This event is free and open to the public.
Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today is the country’s first broad survey of artwork from across North America to explore gender identity as manifest in outward appearance. Transformative, transcendent, and trans-historical, Transamerica/n breaks down conventional boundaries and celebrates a spectrum of gender identity through individual presentation and societal perception. Transamerica/n showcases artists from underrepresented backgrounds in the United States, Mexico, and Canada who are deeply committed to exploring shifting definitions of gender identity and bravely testing the limits of self-expression. The exhibition also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which served as a catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ movement in the U.S. and around the world.
Presented in tandem with Andy Warhol: Portraits, Transamerica/n focuses on generational shifts from the 1970s to today, with content spanning fine art, popular culture, and commercial culture. The exhibition includes a diverse range of artists—many from the San Antonio community—working across mediums. Included in the exhibition are photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe and Catherine Opie, figurative sculptures by Greer Lankton and Frank Benson, and installations by Xavier Schipani and Jacolby Satterwhite. Eschewing chronology in favor of thematic explorations, Transamerica/n focuses on narratives both personal and shared.
Please note: This presentation features works of art from the exhibition that contain nudity.