Matter of Fact(ory) featuring the Archives Department

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Adults
5-6:15pm
Free admission, for Members Only
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Event Summary

Join us for our FIRST Matter of Fact(ory) program where members meet with various Departments to enjoy a virtual behind-the-scenes look at what staff is working on at the Museum!

 

On Friday, April 9 at 5 PM, our wonderful Archives staff will virtually discuss their important work digitizing the 14,000+ items in the Mattress Factory Greer Lankton Archive. Learn about the history, significance and complexity of Greer Lankton, and admire never-before-seen pieces from the archive. We hope you can join us!

 

Greer Lankton was an American artist whose work is autobiographical and revealing of her obsessions. Lankton’s dolls and environments possess a disarming mix of innocence and decadence, hope and pathos. She said her work was “all about me,” reflecting her life as an artist, as a transgender person and a drug addict. But beyond this, and as an outsider, Lankton eloquently explored and questioned the norms of gender and sexuality, as well as the powerful imagery of popular culture and consumerism.

 

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