Art Libraries Society of
Lesbian Interests Roundtable (GLIRT) Meeting,
Chair, Roberto Ferrari (
Recorder: Miguel Juarez (
In attendance: Gregory Most (National Gallery of Art), Milan Houston (MOMA), William Peniston (Newark Museum), Sherman Clarke (NYU), Matthew Wiggins (Chrysler Museum), Sonia Bay (Neue Galerie), Bob Kaufman (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Don Juedes (Johns Hopkins University), Clayton Kirking (NYPL), Carol LaGrow (Cornell University), Eric Schwab (Ontario College of Art & Design), Carmen Doering (Washington University, St. Louis), Pedro A. Figueroa (St. Thomas University, Miami), Hugh Wilburn (Harvard Design School), Andrew Gessner (Parsons School of Design), Daniel Payne (Ontario School of Art & Design).
1. Welcome & Attendance
Roberto welcomed everyone in attendance. Attendees introduced themselves.
Roberto announced directions on how to get to the member's exhibit at Queen's College.
2. Executive Board Liaison Report (Jeanne Brown)
No one from the Executive Board was present to give an update.
3. "The Queer Art World" panel discussion - recorder still needed! (May 31 deadline)
Roberto announced that the Queer Art World panel session was scheduled for tomorrow (approximately 60 people have signed up to attend). Roberto asked for a recorder for the session. Daniel Payne volunteered to record the session.
There was a discussion on the GLIRT listserv needed a new home or not. It was decided that further discussion of GLIRT activities can be conducted on ARLIS-L.
5. Web Site (Jim Viskochil)
Roberto reported that Jim Viskochil from NYU had previously volunteered to work on the web site.
6. 2005 conference program ideas (May 31 deadline)
Roberto announced that Ray Anne Lockhart with the Queer Art Caucus, an affiliate of the College Art Association, has been working and collaborating with Jim Saslow's The Bibliography of Gay and Lesbian Art and they are looking for any last minute submissions.
Roberto announced that the next ARLIS/NA 2005 Conference
7. 2004-2005 Chair, Miguel Juarez
Roberto introduced Miguel Juarez as the 2003-04 GLIRT Vice-Chair, 2004-05 Chair.
Roberto said he was happy to see women in the room--that this was not the Gay Men's interest group but that it included women and that we were happy to them in attendance. Roberto invited them to be involved and perhaps volunteer as potential Vice-chairs.
8. Announcements of a GLIRT-nature (as time permits)
Miguel announced that Harmony Hammond, a painting professor
Gregory suggested contacting Marie Carmen Ramirez, from the
Roberto recommended possible programming keep in mind the diversity of LGBTQ culture.
Someone suggested a session concerning Ray Anne's work looking back at the development of gay and lesbian art literature.
Miguel stated that it was important to encourage more participation from women in GLIRT. He asked is anyone had any ideas how we could do this?
Pedro said we could perhaps organize tour of studio spaces
of gay and lesbian artists in
Gregory suggested that perhaps a combined tour with the Women and Art Roundtable and GLIRT could be an option of increasing the number of women, maybe as a means to address issues of women not being well represented in collections, etc. Most said we could probably put together a good panel of curators on why women are not included in exhibits, etc.
Roberto said that there had been recent discussion on the College Art Association Caucus list on AA Queer-themed exhibits need to be pursued in of themselves or maybe in conjunction with other groups to arrive at a new way of looking at this work.
Someone suggested we start thinking out of the box and out of the closet. That perhaps we could create an exhibit of books on gay and lesbian themes--maybe a collective publisher exhibit. Roberto suggested it could possibly be a poster session.
Roberto stated that more expansive events stand a better chance of being supported or local related--those seem to be the programs that are most successful.
Roberto announced the existence of the CAA Queer Arts Caucus
Listserv, out of NYU and run by
Will announced the publication of his new book: Pederasts and Others: Urban Culture and Sexual Identity in Nineteenth Century Paris. Miguel suggested we host a public book signing by glbt authors and other ARLIS members. Miguel said we could explore it.
Roberto announced we needed a Vice-Chair, but no one came forward and asked people to consider self-nominating. Members clarified the role of Vice-chair being the person who is supposed to take the minutes of the meeting and the Moderator is supposed to conduct the meeting. The last two years have been unique because, William Peniston was the Chair and Roberto ran the last meeting as the incoming Vice-chair at the last minute and a similar situation existed this year. The Moderator is also in charge of the archives--which comprises a notebook
Miguel asked for volunteers. Roberto said that no one should feel pressured. Gregory stated that it had been a while since we have had a woman moderator. Roberto announced this was a wonderful opportunity but that no one should feel obligated.
Next year will be GLIRT's fifteenth year anniversary.
Members thanked Roberto for his stewardship and leadership these past years. Applause ensued.
Roberto thanked everyone for attending.