Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts

June 19 - December 31, 2020

This exhibition includes approximately 45 photographs from
her expansive oeuvre over the last forty years featuring essential documentation of the avant-garde performance and queer liberation scenes in New York in the ‘80s and ‘90s, humane in situ portraits of
those with cognitive disabilities, cloistered nuns, race track workers, Appalachians, and farmers as well as luminous photos of horses, oxen, and goats.

A longtime New York City resident, McAdams now lives on a goat farm in Sandgate, Vermont, with her husband, the writer Brad Kessler.


After showing at BMAC from June 22 through September 23, “Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts” will tour Vermont through November 2020, visiting Castleton University’s Bank Gallery in Rutland, Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury and Helen Day Art Center in Stowe.


Public Programs

Culture Wars with Dona Ann McAdams and John Killacky

In the 1990s, artists such as David Wojnarowicz, Karen Finley, and Ron Athey served as lightning rods for outrage over the appropriateness of their receiving support from the National Endowment for the Arts. In this video, photographer Dona Ann McAdams and curator John Killacky discuss the culture wars of this era and McAdams’ exhibition at the Helen Day Art Center, “Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts.”


Live Webinar: October 29, 5:30-6:30pm

Vermont Farming: Education, Economics, and Entrepreneurship

A Panel Discussion with Dona Ann McAdams, Brad Kessler, Molly Pindell, Lelia Evans, and Maiya Keck


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86775784103?pwd=aDZrcU8xekRlU0Y4WlpzTlVEUTlJdz09

Meeting ID: 867 7578 4103
Passcode: 306498

Moderator: Rachel Moore


November 6, 1-4pm 

CANCELLED

Meet and Greet in the Gallery with Dona Ann McAdams

An afternoon opportunity to ask questions, learn more about the artist and curator, and view the exhibition Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts.


Reserve a free, 20-minute timed entry pass to meet photographer Dona Ann McAdams and curator John Killacky



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National Endowment for the Arts
Stowe Reporter
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Town of Stowe
Vermont Arts Council
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