LGBTQ Portraits: A Queer Historical Perspective

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

LGBTQ Portraits: A Queer Historical Perspective
Thursday, August 10 at 7 PM – 9 PM PDT
The GLBT Historical Society
4127 18th St, San Francisco, California 94114

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; Pamela 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.

The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco

$5.00 | Free for members