LGBT Art History: Queer Hollywood Before Hayes

0-3.jpegBradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the Winter 2018 Art History from a Queer Perspective lecture series, featuring four free classes from December 13-January 3, 2019.

The fourth and final class in the series features Queer Hollywood Before Hays - Will Hays was the politician who oversaw 'The Code' which endeavored to censor objectionable scenes in movies. Before 1934, The Code was more of a guideline than a mandate, and Queer imagery was far more frequent. In this class we’ll look at what censorship aimed to do, and how Hollywood either caved, or got around it. LGBTQ actors, directors, and producers were part of Hollywood in those days, and like today, some were out and some were deeply closeted. This class will discuss that period which shined with great work and was also tarnished by anti-LGBTQ oppression.

Instructor: Liz Bradbury, MFA

Open to EVERYONE, no cost, no registration - just walk in, no prior knowledge of art history necessary, no need to attend every class if your schedule does not permit. AND THEMED SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!!!

Sit back, view slides, listen, learn about, and discuss the lives and work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer artists. And consider the LGBTQ imagery of mainstream artists in various periods of history. 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 this exciting free 4 session class at the LGBT Community Center.

This is a very popular class attended by a diverse and intergenerational group of about 30+ LGBTQA folks per class. It’s fun and funny - a good place to bring friends, or meet new friends, or bring someone on a nice first date!

For more information about Art History from a Queer Perspective classes at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center  - email Instructor Liz Bradbury [email protected] or call her at 610-432-5449.

January 03, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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