Art History from a Queer Perspective: LC Tiffany, Aubrey Beardsley, Loie Fuller, Oscar Wilde and the world of Art Nouveau



The last 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 last class below!


Tiffany, Beardsley, Loie Fuller, Wilde, and the World of Art Nouveau

Louis Comfort Tiffany took the credit for a lot of the beautiful stained glass windows and lamps he did not design. Learn about the woman who did and how she championed the rights of women artisans in the Tiffany studios. Dancer Loie Fuller, who has been called the Lesbian Electric Fairy of the Belle Epoch, brought Art Nouveau to life! Oscar Wilde spoke at length about the decorative arts of the period. And illustrator Aubrey Beardsley who was Gay, fey, brilliant, prolific and tragic, will all be featured in this class that will examine this beautiful style that flurished between 1890 and 1910. And don’t miss Trish’s wonderful themed snacks! 

Call class Instructor Liz Bradbury for more information at 610-432-5449 or email [email protected].

May 20, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Liz Bradbury · · 610-432-5449

Will you come?