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The Center: Once Upon a Time and Now

February 3 - April 6, 2015

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

Presented to celebrate the renovation of The Center, Once Upon a Time and Now examines historic works from the 1980s preserved in the renovation, and looks to the future with new works.


And more recent work by

Deborah Kass, Tseng Kwong Chi, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu


Curated by

Ian Alteveer

Associate Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art


Made possible by a grant from THe Kors Le Pere Foundation



Over twenty-five years ago, a group of dynamic artists created site-specific murals for The Center Show, many of which remained in situ and were carefully preserved during The Center's recent renovations. To celebrate their legacy, The Center has asked me to oversee the selection of some additional works by artists working today for a temporary exhibition that would augment the display and pay tribute to this phenomenal organization and its storied building. The goal of the show is to encourage guests and supporters to explore The Center, including its rich, cultural history, and to further its role as a cultural destination.


–Ian Alteveer

Associate Curator

Department of Modern and Contemporary Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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