Art History from a Queer Perspective: 2nd Class in the Series - The 1800s - Lesbian Artists in Rome, LGBT Imagery in Impressionist Paris


Art History from a Queer Perspective
2nd Class in the Series  - The 1800s - Lesbian Artists in Rome, LGBT Imagery in Impressionist Paris

Beginning in the 1840s, women sculptors, writers, and actors congregated in Rome to learn and practice their craft. Many of them were out Lesbians. In this class, we’ll be learning about and discussing key LGBT figures among these artists, including: Sculptor and writer Anne Whitney and her partner Abby Manning, sculptors Emma Stebbins and Harriet Hosmer, the fascinating story of Edmonia Lewis who is considered the first famous American Black sculptor; their patron Charlotte Cushman; — and in Paris, Rosa Bonheur and Anna Klumpke. We’ll also touch on LGBT themed works by Impressionist and Post Impressionists painters in 1860s Paris including Degas, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec. 

Sit back, view slides, listen, learn about and discuss the lives and work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer artists. And consider the LGBTQ imagery of mainstream artists in various periods of history. This is also a social opportunity to discuss interesting things with old friends, or meet new ones in this exciting free 5 session class at the LGBT Community Center. 

Art History from a Queer Perspective
5 Free Classes at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
December 14 - January 11 
Thursdays -  6pm to 8pm
522 West Maple Street, Allentown, PA 18101
Instructor Liz Bradbury, MFA
Open to EVERYONE, no cost, no registration - just walk in, no prior knowledge of Art History necessary, no need to attend every class if your schedule does not permit. 

For more information about Art History from a Queer Perspective classes at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center email Instructor Liz Bradbury  - or feel free to call her any time at 610-432-5449

Liz Bradbury
Director of the Training Institute
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Center phone number - 610-347-9988 ext.103
cell phone: 610-432-5449 (resource web site)
Facebook: Liz Bradbury 
Facebook: Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center; 
Twitter: Liz Bradbury
(Pennsylvania Diversity Network has now become the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center)

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
December 21, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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Liz Bradbury ·

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