Art History from a Queer Perspective: Bisexual Poets Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Emily Dickinson

 

STARTING MONDAY, April 29th - the first class of Series 4 of ART HISTORY FROM A QUEER PERSPECTIVE!!! MONDAYS April 29th through May 20th (note the different day from that last series) Four stand alone free classes in a row, 6pm to 8pm in the Community Room of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.  Open to EVERYONE, FREE, no registration - just walk in, no prior knowledge of Art History necessary, no need to attend every class if your schedule does not permit - each class is stand alone. AND THEMED SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!!!

Class #1: April 29th, 2019 - Bisexual Poets Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Emily Dickinson - (The H.D. part of this class is part of the year-long Finding H.D Project that is being presented in partnership between the Lehigh University English Department, the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater, and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

Class #2: May 6th, 2019 - Queer Art Around the World in the 1600s

Class #3: May 13th, 2019 - Stonewall Era Art, Queer Visibility in the 1960s & 1970s, and Basquiat! - Presented in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion

Class #4: May 20th, 2019 - Tiffany, Beardsley, Loie Fuller, Wilde, and the World of Art Nouveau 

Sit back, view slides, listen, learn about and discuss the lives and work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer artists. 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 40+ LGBTQA folks per class. It’s fun and funny - a good place to bring old friends, or meet new friends, or bring someone on a nice first date! 

Read a description of the first class below!

 

 

Bisexual Poets Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Emily Dickinson

Take part in this class to learn about groundbreaking American poets Emily Dickinson and Hilda Doolittle (known as H.D.). You probably didn’t learn in school about Emily Dickinson’s passionate efforts to publish her work without censorship, and you probably also didn’t learn about her even more passionate love letters to the love of her life Sue Gilbert. Emily wrote, “Now, farewell, Susie, and Vinnie sends her love, and mother her’s, and I add a kiss, shyly, lest there is somebody there! Don’t let them see, will you Susie?” If you learned in school that author and Imagist poet Hilda Doolittle was born in Bethlehem, did you also learn about her long-time committed relationship to Lesbian poet Bryher? Well, here’s your chance to join a class to learn about these important Queer writers!


The H.D. part of this class is part of the year-long Finding H.D. Project that is being presented in partnership between the Lehigh University English Department, the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater, and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

This evening’s themed snacks will include cakes made from Emily Dickinson’s own recipes interpreted by legendary cook Trish Sullivan. They will be featured along with a wonderful Moravian cabbage soup.

Call class Instructor Liz Bradbury for more information at 610-432-5449 or email liz@bradburysullivancenter.org.

 

 

WHEN
April 29, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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CONTACT
Liz Bradbury · · 610-432-5449

Will you come?