Tavia Nyong'o, Tirza Latimer and Diana Linden take questions on their papers given at the scholarly symposium "Addressing (and Redressing) the Silence: New Scholarship in Sexuality and American Art," January 29, 2010. The symposium presented papers from 11 scholars in the fields of art, art history, performance art, and social history. It was presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture." Tavia Nyong'o is an associate professor of performance studies at New York University and author of The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory. His research interests include the intersections of race and sexuality, visual art and performance, and cultural history. Tirza Latimer is associate professor and chair of the graduate program in visual and critical studies at California College of the Arts, San Francisco. She has published work from a lesbian feminist perspective on a wide range of topics in the fields of visual culture, sexual culture, and criticism. She is coeditor of the anthology The Modern Woman Revisited: Paris Between the Wars, and the author of Women Together/Women Apart: Portraits of Lesbian Paris. Diana Linden is a social historian of American art with expertise in art and politics, public murals, African American art, and Jewish visual culture. Currently, she is at work on two books:The City of Promises: The History of Jews in New York City, 1654 to the Present and Ben Shahn's New Deal Murals.