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Recurring Event Art in Context: Before Stonewall

A black and white film still of people marching down a city street below a banner that says, Gay Liberation Front.

Gay Liberation Front march on Times Square in New York, N.Y., 1969. Photo by Diana Davies/The New York Public Library

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival and The Warhol present Before Stonewall, an award-winning documentary film that offers a fascinating, fast-paced history of the LGBTQ+ community in America through historical footage and revealing interviews. Co-director and producer Robert Rosenberg will appear on-screen for a Skype Q&A following the film. Afterwards, Jellyfish (DJs Steph Tsong, Ricky Moslen, and Adam Shuck) will host a late-night, queer dance party in the museum’s entrance space, weaving together Italo Disco, New Wave, and Post-Punk tracks with video and visual collage. A cash bar will be available. 

  • Please note that seating in our theater is first come, first served.
  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m.



Co-presented with Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival.

Art in Context: Before Stonewall is generously supported by the American Eagle Outfitters Foundation.

AEO Foundation

Art in Context

Artists, scholars, and community members come together to consider creative expression in relation to timely political and social concerns.