The Tenth Magazine: The BlkQueer Romantics

The Tenth Magazine: The BlkQueer Romantics

On view: February 10 to March 18, 2018

Opening party: Saturday, February 10, 5-8pm

The BlkQueer Romantics is an exhibition highlighting the artists who have contributed to The Tenth‘s fifth edition – a homage to the natural landscape and the architectural structures of the Hudson River Valley—from Hudson’s Dr. Oliver Bronson House and a quaint guest house in the Catskills to The Vanderbilt Mansion at Hyde Park, places where many African American artists and entertainers escaped at the turn of the 19th-century.

Taking its name from a W.E.B DuBois essay titled “The Talented Tenth,” The Tenth is a biannual publication that champions black LGTBQ voices via photographic essays, in-depth interviews, prose, and events. Since the magazine’s first edition was released in 2015, it has received widespread acclaim for its presentation of counternarratives of black gay and bisexual lives, and for its ability to push boundaries and offer stunning visual imagery of and by black LGBTQ artists.

Image: The Tenth Magazine, Volume Five. Photograph by Erik Carter at the Dr. Oliver Bronson House and Stables in Hudson, NY