LGBT Art History: The Surrealists


Bradbury-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.

The first class features The Surrealists! In 1930s and 40s Europe, while the Surrealist artists of all genders were speaking out against the Nazis, most of the male-identified surrealist were also vocally anti-Gay. But most of the woman and Trans-identified Surrealists were strongly identified with the Queer community. This class will explore the ideas and inspirations that fueled surrealist dream-like images, and will also explore the outspoken commitments to gender expansive art work, and same-sex relationships that woman Surrealist artists endorsed. Here’s your chance to learn who Tamara de Lempicka was and see some of the terrific images she created. You won’t forget them!

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.

December 13, 2018 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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Will you come?