Free Virtual Event Thursday June 24

Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture, hosted by the New-York Historical Society & the American LGBTQ+ Museum, in partnership with the Alice Austen House Museum & the Stonewall 50 Consortium

Thursday June 24 @ 6PM ET

Join us on Thursday for a free virtual event with Dr. Eliza Steinbock and artist Zackary Drucker for a conversation about the ways that trans and queer people use artwork to connect with one another, in the past and present.

Now on view virtually at the Alice Austen House Museum, Radical Tenderness highlights photographic work from four trans and non-binary artists whose portrait photography exudes tender intimacy and calls for a radical shift in visibility politics.

The discussion will be preceded by a guided virtual tour of the exhibition by the Alice Austen House’s Executive Director Victoria Munro.

This event is hosted by the New-York Historical Society and the American LGBTQ+ Museum in partnership with the Alice Austen House Museum and the Stonewall 50 Consortium. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture.


Meet The Panelists

Zackary Drucker is a photographer, producer, and activist who has reshaped contemporary conversations around gender presentation and identity within art and popular culture. The exhibition Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture includes works by Drucker.

Eliza Steinbock is an assistant professor in cultural analysis at the film and literary studies department and art history department at the Leiden University Center for the Arts in Society.

Victoria Munro (moderator) is the executive director of the Alice Austen House, a nationally designated site of LGBTQ history representing the life and work of lesbian photographer Alice Austen (1866–1952).


This virtual program is offered free of charge. Advance reservation is required to guarantee participation.

You may also reserve by phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.

Registration by phone closes at 3 pm the date of the program. Online registration closes at the program start time.