LGBTQ Portraits: A Queer Historical Perspective

LGBTQ Portraits: A Queer Historical Perspective
Thursday, August 10
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
Admission: $5.00  |  Free for members


Butler’s View (1993); acrylic on canvas. Self-portrait by Lenore Chinn. Copyright © Lenore Chinn.

Four noted art specialists will discuss how LGBTQ artists and sitters have queered the conventions of the portrait. Why does portraiture — deeply implicated from its inception in the representation of kinship, affiliation, and identity — remain important to queer communities in the so-called post-identity era?

The panel will feature Tirza Latimer, chair of the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts; Pam Peniston, director of the Queer Cultural Center; Rudy Lemcke, visual artist, and curator; and artist Lenore Chinn, whose painted and photographic queer portraits are currently on display in “Picturing Kinship: Portraits of Our Community by Lenore Chinn” at the GLBT History Museum.