Art History from a Queer Perspective: Part 1: Lesbian Blues Singers and the Harlem Renaissance / Part 2: Frida Kahlo and Her Circle


Art History from a Queer Perspective Classes - Series #2  -
4 Free Classes at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
First 4 Thursdays - May 3, 2018 - May 24, 2018
6pm to 8pm — 90 minute class and then a 1/2 hour for social and informal discussion time

Instructor Liz Bradbury, MFA

Funny, informative, colorful, and interesting - the last set of classes was very popular. About 30 people attended each class and looked forward to the next. Open to EVERYONE, no cost, no registration - just walk in, no prior knowledge of Art History necessary, each class is stand alone - no need to attend every class if your schedule does not permit. Sit back, learn new things, enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies. Attend with old friends, or on your own, and maybe make some new friend in the class!

Class Number #2 In This Series
Thursday May 10, 2018 — Part 1: Lesbian Blues Singers and the Harlem Renaissance / Part 2: Frida Kahlo and Her Circle

Part 1: The flourishing of the Harlem Renaissance from about 1918 to the mid 1930s saw the rise of Black writers, artists, and entertainers that included a number of women-loving-women gender bending, and non-binary jazz singers. Learn about the lives and wonderful blues music of Gladys Bentley, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey, and others, in this music focused half of this evening’s class. The Center’s college intern Dominique Carter from East Stroudsburg University will be leading this part of the class.

Part 2 of this class features Frida Kahlo and Her Circle. Kahlo’s outspoken bisexuality and shameless non-binary identification empowers nearly every painting she produced. Her extraordinarily moving and evocative work combines her Mexican heritage, Socialist ideology, her feminism, and her forthright identification as a person with disabilities, arguably making Kahlo the most significant artist regarding intersectional sensibility of the 20th Century.

May 10, 2018 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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