NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2011
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June 2
Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecture
Wayne Koestenbaum, cultural critic and distinguished professor of English, City University of New York
Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA, 7 pm
$10 general; $7 SFMOMA members, seniors, and students.

Wayne Koestenbaum
Photo by Heike Steinweg

Essayist, cultural critic, and poet Wayne Koestenbaum is one of the most energetic and original writers working today.  With books like The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality and the Mystery of Desire and Hotel Theory, he has made an unparalleled contribution to the writing of queer cultural history.  Gertrude Stein was a key figure in that history as well as in the development of modern art in early-20th century Paris.  For this year’s Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecture, SFMOMA has commissioned Koestenbaum to write a new piece related to the exhibition The Steins Collect; his topic: the caption.

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