The City of West Hollywood through One City One Pride has sponsored two outdoor exhibitions of LGBTQ History Panels from ONE Archives. These will be displayed during the month of June on temporary construction fencing surrounding West Hollywood Park.
The History of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement explores the inspiring journey of the rights movement from World War II to present day, starting from development of “gayborhoods” in the 1940’s, the Stonewall Riots and the beginning of organized protests in the 1960’s, the beginning of Pride and a cohesive national movement in the 1970’s, the AIDS crisis of the 1980’s, the beginning of gay marriage in the 1990’s, and the explosion of rights in the 2000’s.
Heroes of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement highlights the remarkable LGBTQ pioneers who were front and center at the birth of the LGBTQ civil rights movement such as Christine Jorgensen, one of the first to undergo gender reassignment surgery; Frank Kameny, who co-founded the Mattachine Society and helped organize some of the first public gay and lesbian protests in 1965; Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon who co-founded the Daughters of Bilitis, the first lesbian organization in the U.S.; and Bayard Rustin, one of the most important and influential civil rights activists of the 20th century who worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pretty stoked for the eclectic slate of shows ranging from indigenous hip hop to gender fluid artists to a Parliament tribute (George Clinton is expected to participate). I won’t use the cliche and say “something for everyone,” because it’s not. Some people order the same dish at the same restaurant while others venture to different places and order something unusual. This is for them! Let me know what you think! I look forward to hearing from you. The Grand Performances…
Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities is a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development of Chinese American enclaves from Downtown Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley. Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.
Spanning the geographic region collectively referred to as Oceania, this comprehensive exhibition highlights masterworks from the three cultural regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Particular focus is placed on New Guinea, land of the headhunter, and the rich artistic traditions infused into daily and ritual life. Submerge into a visually stunning world and come face to face with larger-than-life masks, finely crafted feast bowls, objects associated with the secretive Sepik River men’s house, beautiful shell and feather currency, magic figures…
$5 - $6
Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the Japanese American National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present. Tuesdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.
Journey back through 5000 years of Chinese history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world’s oldest living civilizations. From large painted ceramic pots used during the Neolithic period, to sculptures of camels and horses made at the height of the Silk Road, to beautiful embroidered silk court robes, and ivory carvings from the 19th century, this exhibition presents the importance of fine art made to be admired during life and depended on in the afterlife. Tuesdays…