LGBT Art History: Queer Artists & Images of the WPA

0-2.jpegBradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the Winter 2018 Art History from a Queer Perspective lecture series, featuring four free classes from December 13-January 3.

The third class features Queer Artists and Images of the WPA — The Works Progress Administration, renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration, was created by FDR to successfully employ over 8 million people during the great depression. Some of its programs created hundreds of public buildings — including our local post office and parts of Allentown’s park system — and that those public works were decorated with some of the Gayest images you could ever imagine. The WPA also employed creative workers though the Federal Art Project, the Federal Music Project, Federal Theatre Project, and the Federal Writers Project…and a lot of those folks were LGBTQ. The class will explore their work, and the images they and other workers created that are an inspiration to us all.

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. AND THEMED SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!!!

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. And after the class there is also a social opportunity with themed snacks, to discuss interesting things with old friends, or meet new ones in this exciting free 4 session class at the LGBT Community Center.

This is a very popular class attended by a diverse and intergenerational group of about 30+ LGBTQA folks per class. It’s fun and funny - a good place to bring friends, or meet new friends, or bring someone on a nice first date!

For more information about Art History from a Queer Perspective classes at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center  - email Instructor Liz Bradbury liz@bradburysullivancenter.org or call her at 610-432-5449.

WHEN
December 27, 2018 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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Will you come?