Tag Archives: Djuna Barnes

Pass the Chaos, Lesbian Edition

As the folks at Zola Books rightly point out, ‘tis the season for feasting and family dysfunction and there are an abundance of excellent books on the many ways a family can be unhappy. This got me thinking about the … Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Museum Part II: Djuna Barnes, Romaine Brooks and so much more

I had a magnificent time at the Brooklyn Museum last Saturday afternoon. The Hide/Seek exhibit collected some really amazing art from many people I recognized like Mapplethorpe, Berenice Abbot, Catherine Opie, Georgia O’Keefe, Romaine Brooks (never saw her self-portrait in … Continue reading

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Difference, Desire, and Djuna: A shout out to the Brooklyn Museum

I love the Brooklyn Museum and now I know what I’m doing this weekend: 1. HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. I have been seeing adverts for this exhibition on gender and sexuality in modern American portraiture in the … Continue reading

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