LGBTQ Portraits: A Queer Historical Perspective

Thursday, August 10th @ The GLBT Historical Society (4127 18th Street, San Francisco, CA) 7pm

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. ADMISSION: $5.00, free for members. For more information, visit

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