LGBTQ Portraits: A Queer Historical Perspective

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


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 ArtsPamela Peniston, director of the Queer Cultural CenterRudy 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. Join the Facebook conversation here.