Visual Arts

LGBTQ South Florida

The wonderfully queer world of ‘American Gothic’s’ Grant Wood

In 1939, the U.S. Post Office Department refused to distribute a lithograph by Grant Wood, declaring its depiction of a nude man bathing by a horse trough “pornographic.” Wood, a homosexual artist described euphemistically as a “shy bachelor,” was surprised and affronted, and cropped the nude figure out of a painting based on the same image, leaving a vision of a dark tree against a rolling green landscape.

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Miami's Entourage provides the stage for local artists to shine

Entourage, a program similar to “The Voice” and “America's Got Talent,” provides Miami finalists with a variety of classes that help transform and develop their talent at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City.
Matias J. Ocner