Art (and) History from a Queer Perspective: 19th Century Queer Portrait Painters

Free Event

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19th Century Queer Portrait Painters

Sit back, prepare to laugh, view slides, listen, learn about and discuss the lives and work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer artists, and other key figures in history. Consider the LGBTQ imagery of mainstream artists in various eras. 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 these exciting free classes 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 really nice (and FREE) first date!

Doors Open at 5:30, Class begins at 6:00 p.m.

Brilliant 1800s artists John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Cecelia Beaux, Edmonia Lewis, and Thomas Eakins have all taken their places in important art history  books as among the most significant American Masters. What wasn’t mentioned in those textbooks was they were all part of the LGBTQ+ community! How do we know that? Come to the class and find out! Among other things you’ll learn about the erotic drawings of nude men discovered under the floor boards of Sargent’s bedroom. Andy Warhol called them a gang-bang! With themed snacks by Trish Sullivan! 

This series of events will be hybrid. For the Zoom link or any questions related to this event, please contact [email protected]

January 02, 2023 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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Gabby Hochfeld · · (610) 347-9988 x 106

Will you come?