LGBTQ+ Night

Friday, June 24, 2022, 5-8 PM

Celebrate PRIDE Month by spending your Friday evening at the Morgan. From 5–8:00 pm enjoy free admission, after-hours access to our exhibitions and the new Morgan Garden, live music, and exhibition talks. The Morgan Bar will be open for Happy Hour from 5–7:30pm in the Morgan's famed Renzo Piano-designed Gilbert Court. Registration is required. 

Talk 1
The Black Cat and the San Francisco Demi-monde, 1930s-60s
Gary Kamiya

Presented in conjunction with Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton, author and historian Gary Kamiya discusses the fertile, but embattled, countercultural underground and LGBTQ scene in San Francisco, from the city's first lesbian bar in the 1930s to the trials and triumphs of the Black Cat Cafe, where Barton was a patron.

Talk 2
On Ray Johnson, Real Life, and Photography
Caitlin Haskell and Joel Smith

In conjunction with PLEASE SEND TO REAL LIFE: Ray Johnson Photographs, join Caitlin Haskell and Joel Smith as they discuss the "career in photography" that absorbed artist Ray Johnson in his final years. Caitlin Haskell is Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Director of Ray Johnson Collections and Research at The Art Institute of Chicago. Joel Smith is Richard L. Menschel Curator at The Morgan Library & Museum and the organizer of the exhibition.

Talks will begin at 5:30 PM and run consecutively


Music by the Alex Nguyen Trio

Morgan Garden Open (weather permitting)

Morgan Cafe Open for drinks and small bites

Summer exhibition viewing:


By entering the museum, you agree to our updated Visitor Guidelines and Policies. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for attending all public programs.

Free admission, Advanced registration is required.

Rick Barton (1928–1992)
Untitled sketchbook, detail, 1962
Brush and ink on accordion-folded book
28 panels, 11 × approx. 231 in. (28 × 586.7 cm) unfolded
Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University Libraries, MS 95e. Photography by Tom O’Connell.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.