Art (and) History from a Queer Perspective

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NOTE: All visitors to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center must wear a mask and present proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccination requirement ends on Monday, May 16. Please read our full vaccination policy here.

The second class of Series 7 of "Art (and) History From a Queer Perspective" focuses on Georgia O'Keeffe and her inner circle.

O’Keeffe’s more-than-80-year career as a painter is legendary! Known as the "Mother of American Modernism," O’Keeffe still holds the record for the highest price paid for a work by a woman artist, at over $44 million, in 2014. And what 20th century lesbian didn’t have a poster of one of O’Keeffe’s flower paintings on her wall in college (and still does)! Though her bisexuality is disputed by some, she was pursued by a number of lesbian and bisexual friends, including Frida Kahlo! We’ll take a look at her brilliantly focused artistic life, the artists creating work around her, and her amazing paintings…all from a queer perspective! 

Sit back, prepare to laugh, view slides, listen, learn about, and discuss the lives and work of LGBTQ+ artists and other key figures in history. Consider the LGBTQ+ imagery of mainstream artists in various eras. After the class, there is also a social opportunity to discuss interesting things with old friends -- or meet new ones. 

The series has drawn a diverse and intergenerational group of LGBTQ+ folks. It’s a good place to bring old friends, meet new people, or bring someone on a nice first date!

The series is free and open to the public. This event is happening in person AND virtually. If you are attending virtually, please RSVP to [email protected] to get the Zoom link. Themed snacks will be provided, courtesy of Trish Sullivan.

For more information about the series, contact instructor Liz Bradbury at 610-432-5449 or [email protected].

May 09, 2022 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
at Bayard Rustin Way
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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Will you come?