ART ATTACK

Queer Art Dominates Los Angeles In February

The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, the largest repository of LGBT documents in the country, continues to show off its postwar collection in the extended Cruising the Archives: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1940–1985, including photos of the infamous Black Cat protest of 1967, artwork by homo-core punk Vaginal Davis as well as never-before-seen artifacts from the archives.

The next event in conjunction with the exhibit is a two-part lecture and discussion on February 24, exploring the 40-year history of radical activism along the Chelsea piers in New York.

On March 1, queer performances and video installations will be in the spotlight with a focus on trans exclusion from past historical records. Majorly supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation, Cruising the Archives is part of a Getty Museum initiative bringing together sixty cultural institutions to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene.

Photo: ONE

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