Museum of Sex

Premiere DateApr 20, 2017
Categories Media Politics Talk
00:00 Mic Break
01:52 Nancy Apocalipstick
05:34 Museum of Sex, with Trey Tyler and Lissa Rivera
21:07 Forever Fool Apocalipstick
25:38 Send Off
26:25 Running Apocalipstick
30:13 Finish

Today we’re talking with Lissa Rivera and Trey Tyler about their work at the Museum of Sex here in New York. Lissa is a photographer and associate curator and Trey is the senior designer. We’re talking with them about the museum’s current exhibition, Night Fever: New York Disco 1977-1979, The Bill Bernstein Photographs.

“The unique context of these clubs allowed for unprecedented interaction between groups — straights danced with gays, whites with blacks and Latinos, young with old, and rich with poor. By publicly embracing alternate and previously hidden identities, these pioneers created revolutionary boundary-crossing communities of possibility and joy, paving the way for a future culture of inclusivity.” – The Museum of Sex

The Sex Lives of Animals. Courtesy of Museum of Sex.

Night Fever: New York Disco 1977–1979, The Bill Bernstein Photographs. Courtesy of Museum of Sex.

Known/Unknown: Private Obsession and Hidden Desire in Outsider Art. Courtesy of Museum of Sex.

Taia Handlin is a fabulous Portland native currently working and writing in New York City. She received her BA in Gender Studies from Whitman College, where she spent four years amongst the onions of Walla Walla,…