Writers and Artists Respond

Adam Eli


Six identical black and blue silk screened portraits of Barbara Streisand arranged in a grid, 3 high and 2 wide.

Thursday, June 15, 2023
6:30 – 7:30 pm EDT
Exhibition Galleries

Join community organizer and writer Adam Eli for a gallery talk highlighting works in Scenes from the Collection that address the intersection of queer identity and Jewish culture, including Nan Goldin’s Self-Portrait in Blue Bathroom, London (1980) and Deborah Kass’s Six Blue Barbras (The Jewish Jackie) (1992).

About the Speaker:

Adam Eli is a community organizer and writer based in New York City. His first book, The New Queer Conscience, was published in 2020 by Penguin Teen. He was named by OUT Magazine as one of the 100 most influential queer people in the world. Eli uses Judaism as the framework for his queer activism. Inspired by the Talmud’s “Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh BaZeh / All of the people of Israel are responsible for each other,” he says, “Queer people anywhere are responsible for queer people everywhere.”

ASL Interpretation will be provided.

Free with Museum Admission

Deborah Kass, Six Blue Barbras (The Jewish Jackie Series), United States, 1992. Gift of Seth Cohen