Rauschenberg Uncensored: Beyond the Guggenheim Retrospective

an on-line class conducted by Jonathan Katz
November 10, 17 & 24, 1997
7:00 - 8:00 PM PST
a collaboration with the Harvey Milk Institute
class fee: $15 (US)


This fall the Guggenheim Museum in New York will present a major retrospective on Robert Rauschenberg, one of America's preeminent artists. But there will be no mention of the queer content of his work. To combat the pattern of censorship on the part of our major cultural institutions, Jonathan Katz will present this class which reveals what the Guggenheim is unwilling to disclose.

Jonathan Katz is Chair of the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Studies Department at the City College of San Francisco, where he teaches courses in art and culture. He is the first tenured faculty member in Gay and Lesbian Studies in the US, and author of several books and articles on queer contributions to American art and culture. He is currently writing a book on the homosexualization of the American avant-garde during the Cold War. A long-time queer political activist, Katz was a co-founder of Queer Nation and the founder of the Harvey Milk Institute.


To register, simply send your name and email address to Queer Arts Resource not later than November 3, 1997. Please send your fee for the class to:

The Harvey Milk Institute
584-B Castro St., #451
San Francisco, CA 94114

Please make your check or money order for $15 payable to:
"The Harvey Milk Institute/QAR."


We request that each of the participants in the class provide a brief bio so that Jonathan has some idea as to everyone's background. This is entirely voluntary, but it would be helpful if you could include a bio with your registration request.

We will email you a password that will enable you to enter the "auditorium" where the class is to be conducted. This is set up to prevent people from entering the discussion at random and to create an on-line experience which is as close as possible to a real-life class.

Prior to the start of the class you will be asked to read the essay, "The Art of Code," available on-line at http://www.queer-arts.org/forum/katz/katz_set.html

At the conclusion of the class, the discussion will be posted to a public message board on the QAR site, and will form the basis for an on-going moderated chat. If you have any questions or comments please email: class@queer-arts.org

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