Thomas Lax, 2012 June 16
Thomas Lax was born to a mixed race French mother and a white American Jewish father and raised on the Upper West Side, Manhattan. Lax received a B.A. in Africana studies and art from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and an M.A. in modern art from Columbia University in New York City. He worked as a curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Scope and Contents
In the interview, Lax discusses his gender, racial and sexual identities; educational experiences; romantic relationships; paternal grandparents' flight from Nazi-occupied Europe; maternal grandparents' medical careers, interracial marriage, and separation; and parents' courtship, marriage, and divorce. Interview conducted by Svetlana Kitto.
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