Camera Club Lecture
Poet Steve Turtell
on Mardi Gras with Peter Hujar in 1980
In the dismal winter of 1980, Peter Hujar and Steve Turtell traveled together to New Orleans to attend Mardi Gras, a trip that had unexpected consequences and redefined their friendship. Turtell will read excerpts from his account of their friendship and the trip, and discuss Hujar’s work in the context of his contradictory personality— sometimes charming, sometimes antagonistic, always brilliant and fascinating.
Thursday, March 17, 7pm
The School of Visual Arts Amphitheater
209 East 23rd Street (2nd and 3rd Ave), 3rd Floor
(please bring photo ID for building entry)
Q & A to follow the discussion.
Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff
General admission $5, $3 for other students with ID