Art History Talk: Queer Ancient Mythology

[Image description: A rectangular graphic with a yellow background for the upper half and a dark pink background for the lower half. Large black text read "Art and History from a Queer Perspective," and small pink text reads "Series 6." White text reads "Monday, December 6 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.," "Instructor: Liz Bradbury, MFA," and "Snacks by Trish Sullivan." Yellow text reads "Class #1: Queer Ancient Mythology." The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center logo is in white, and the address "522 West Maple Street at Bayard Rustin Way, Allentown, PA 18101" is to the right of the logo in white. The right side of the graphic features six images of ancient sculptures, paintings, and artifacts.]

The first class of Series 6 of "Art (and) History From a Queer Perspective" focuses on the ancient Greek poet Sappho, queer mythology, and the art it inspired.

Ancient Greek and Roman cultures were not only aware of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) identities, but they gave us some of the first religion based stories that described, defined, and celebrated them! Instructor Liz Bradbury, MFA will feature the ancient Greek poet Sappho who gave us the term "lesbian," and Liz will also talk about some of the key queer legends, gods, and demigods in ancient mythology and the art they inspired through the ages.

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. Registration not required. 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].

December 06, 2021 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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