Nationally renowned artist, photographer and writer Bonnie Lautenberg will talk about her life and her current exhibition at JMOF-FIU. Titled Lady Liberty in honor of the role women have played in championing freedom, Lautenberg’s exhibition includes new works that have never before been exhibited. Lady Liberty will be on view thru April 30, 2023. Her exhibition at JMOF is getting rave reviews, and was celebrated by Artnet News as one of the “Must-See Museum Shows During Art Basel Miami Beach” and as “One of the Hottest Exhibitions During Art Basel Miami Beach” by Elite Traveler Magazine.
In 2022, Lautenberg was appointed by The White House to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts (PACA). Established in 1958 by President Eisenhower, PACA also sustains and guides the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Cultural Center of the United States, see more at www.kennedy-center.org/Support/donor-listings/PACA/
Lautenberg is the widow of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, one of Washington’s longest-serving Senators. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1982 to 2001, and then again from 2003 until his death in 2013. She has been described as “having enough Washington insider stories to fill a book.” Bonnie’s new book, which she is currently working on with co-writer Dick Olin about her 25 years of political photography, will be released by Rutgers University Press next year. She is also co-producing a new Broadway musical about the life of Andy Warhol with her current partner Steve Leber. The show has been approved by the Warhol Foundation and is slated to be directed by Sir Trevor Nunn with book by Rupert Holmes.