50 STATES: OKLAHOMA, COLORADO, TEXAS, AND WYOMING - STILLWATER
February 12 - June 29, 2019
Oklahoma State University Museum of Art
720 S. Husband Street
Stillwater, OK 74074
Nick Vaughn and Jake Margolin explore the connections between LGBTQIA+ histories and contemporary queer experiences in the United States in this OH-sponsored exhibit. 50 States is an ongoing series of installations made in response to little-known LGBTQIA+ histories from each state predating the 1969 Stonewall riot that launched the modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement. This multi-decade endeavor engages critically with perceptions of history and community in a time where our culture's views of gender and sexuality progress at an astonishing pace while provoking deeply troubling social and legislative backlashes. Their research draws from recent groundbreaking academic work, the artists' archival research and significant time spent learning from and collaborating with local LGBTQIA+ community members.