Initial D: A Nun Feeding a Leper in Bed in a Psalter, about 1275–1300, unknown artist, made in Engelberg, Switzerland. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig VIII 3 (83.MK.94), fol. 43

Sexuality, Sanctity, and Censorship: A Conversation with Artist Ron Athey


Museum Lecture Hall

Queer artist Ron Athey is internationally recognized for his engaging and controversial performances, which often draw from or respond to the long tradition of saintly martyrdom in art. In this conversation, Ron Athey and Kim Russo, associate provost at Otis College of Art and Design, consider sexuality, gender identity, and censorship in relation to the exhibition Outcasts: Prejudice and Persecution in the Medieval World.

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