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Gallery Exhibitions

Aging and the Lived Experiences of Transgender and Gender Non-conforming (T/GNC) Older Adults: Narratives through Art

As told in their own voices through art and film this juried exhibit seeks to share some of the diverse lived experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming older adults (T/GNC). This  exhibit centers T/GNC individuals’ unique narratives and make their lives visible. The artwork chosen celebrates the strength and resiliency of these individuals while also sharing the painful challenges encountered. The process of living authentically may instill hope and bring joy, but often this process involves losses and pain as well. The purpose is to increase understanding and knowledge of the lives of T/GNC older adults while supporting Monmouth University’s commitment to create an inclusive, affirming, and equitable campus community.

In conjunction with this gallery exhibition we invite you to the FREE film screening/panel discussion of the film From This Day Forward with director Sharon Shattuck and her parents Trisha and Marcia Shattuck on Friday, February 10th from 11 am – 1:30 pm. Find more information about this event here.

Following the film screening there will be an artist reception in the Pollak Gallery from 2-3 pm.

This exhibition is sponsored by: Monmouth University’s LGBT+ Older Adult Project, The Center for the Arts and The Intercultural Center