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“For me, this experience was a reassurance of my future career options,” says Chen, a member of the Stitch Buffalo team, who hopes to launch a social enterprise in her native China after completing her doctorate. “Usually, a PhD student goes into higher education, but I want to seek something else. The whole experience reassured me that I could do it and do it well—with the help of other people.”
Consisting of nearly 500 works, the exhibition About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art, curated by GGS faculty Jonathan D. Katz, opened in Chicago this summer at a new, major museum called Wrightwood 659, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Tadeo Ando. The largest queer art exhibition ever mounted, it sprawls across all 4 floors of the large building. The artists are trans, female, male, and intersex, as well as African or of African Descent, Indigenous, Asian, and Latinx, and/or some combination of all of these. 
"The art historian and author Elizabeth Otto adds an important chapter to the history of the Bauhaus: that of the queer creative. Her book "Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics" will be published by MIT press in September." - 100 Years of Bauhaus
Right away, Graduate School of Education school counseling student Joanna Saintil makes it clear she would not be here if it weren’t for GSE faculty member Nathan Daun-Barnett — who fired her from a job she loved.
This year marks the centenary of The Bauhaus School of Design, the flashpoint for the most influential art education movement in the world.

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