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NOTE: All visitors to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center must wear a mask.
The final class of Series 7 of "Art (and) History From a Queer Perspective" focuses on what is queer in the Allentown Art Museum.
This class will include a slide presentation and talk covering the LGBTQ+ artists and works in the Allentown Art Museum’s permanent collection. Then, we’ll take a special behind-the-scenes tour of the actual art at the Allentown Art Museum, which is just a block and a half from Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.
As a teaser, the collection includes works by Keith Haring, John Singer Sargent, Joan Snyder, Rafael Canizares, Frank Lloyd Wright, Maurice Richard Grosser, Celia Beaux, Rebecca Eakins, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Marion Wilson, and George Segal, who are all either LGBTQ, have a close relationship with the Queer community, or their work resonates significants on the Q tone scale!
Special thanks to the Allentown Art Museum for collaborating with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center on this exciting event!
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], so you can get the Zoom information. 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].