Tickets just went on sale for Feminism & Co., a month-long series of lectures on art, politics, gender, and sexuality at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and it promises to be a fascinating experience. The series launches on April 5th with an artist talk by Catharine Opie, an acclaimed photographer whose work is currently showing at the museum in the exhibit More American Photographs.
On Friday, April 13, the museum hosts “Sex Work,” a conversation of the economics and aesthetics of the sex industry, hosted by Cassandra, a former sex worker and erotic performance artist, and Mistress Diuna, a blogger/pro domme. It would probably be best to leave the kids at home for this one.
Then, on April 20, “Feminist Restagings” imagines what happen if women had written some of the great literary works of the Western canon. Experimental novelist Elisabeth Sheffield joins performance artist Marya Errin Jones for a night of feminist revisions.
“Funny Women” take the stage on April 27, when comedian Cory Kahanev explores the history of women in stand-up.
And finally, “DIY Feminist Science” wraps up the series, with a lecture on May 4 and a workshop on May 5. The workshop will be led by Leah Buechley, a computer scientist from MIT, and science writer Margaret Wertheim.
Tickets for the entire series are $89 for regular visitors and $59 for members. Individual tickets are $17 if you’re a non-member, or $12 for members. There’s also a student discount available. If you’re interested in attending, hurry on over to the MCA Denver website – the first lecture is next week, and you wouldn’t want to miss it, would you?