Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld exhibition opening reception

mhbooksFriday, August 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Through Knowledge to Justice: The Sexual World of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) offers an introduction to the German physician’s life, work and legacy through first editions, vintage periodicals and ephemera largely drawn from the collection assembled by curator Gerard Koskovich over the past three decades. In addition, the exhibition will include historic film documenting Hirschfeld’s impact and the fate of his work.

“Although the Nazi regime did its best to erase the memory of Hirschfeld and his contributions, it didn’t succeed. We remember Hirschfeld today not only because he helped found the movement to defend LGBTQ people more than a century ago, but also because his work as a sexologist was prescient,” Koskovich said. “With its emphasis on ‘sexual intermediacy,’ Hirschfeld’s thinking prefigures contemporary ideas about the continuum of sexual orientation, genderqueer expression and sexual fluidity.”

Join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of this unique exhibition which runs through November 23. Admission: $5.