Essayist, cultural critic, and poet Koestenbaum is one of the most energetic and original writers working today. With books like The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality and the Mystery of Desire and Hotel Theory, he has made an unparalleled contribution to the writing of queer cultural history. Gertrude Stein was a key figure in that history as well as in the development of modern art in early 20th-century Paris. For this year's Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecture, SFMOMA has commissioned Koestenbaum to write a new piece related to The Steins Collect; his topic: painting and writing.
Related Exhibition The Steins Collect, Part of The Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecture Series
Thursday, June 02, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Wayne Koestenbaum, cultural critic and distinguished professor of English, City University of New York
Image: Wayne Koestenbaum; photo: Heike Steinweg