Jess T. Dugan: I want you to know my story

Jess T. Dugan: I want you to know my story

Special Exhibition
Free with Museum Admission
August 17, 2024 – February 22, 2025
Museum of Art
Keith D. Monda Gallery
Included with Museum Admission

St. Louis-based contemporary artist Jess T. Dugan explores facets of identity through their photography, video, and writing. Grounded in their own experience as a queer, nonbinary person, Dugan’s work addresses the universal human need to understand, express oneself, and connect with others. Dugan’s previous body of work, To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults (2018), a series of portraits and in-depth interviews collected in collaboration with scholar Vanessa Fabbre, received acclaim for providing visibility to a community whose lives and struggles have largely gone unrepresented in a nuanced or thoughtful way.

This exhibition is curated by Christopher Jones, Stanton B.and Nancy W. Kaplan Curator of Photography and Media Arts.

Image: Candles, 2020, pigment inkjet print, 24 x 18 inches.