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This May, the Long Beach Museum of Art presents a large-scale retrospective of the work of American painter Patrick Angus. The expansive exhibition of paintings and works on paper allows intimate insights into the development of Angus’s body of work, revealing a window to his personal life and the New York City gay scene. In 1992, the artist died from complications related to AIDS. Since the first presentation of his work at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany, Angus’s artistic achievements have…
During the span of a nearly 50-year career, American photographer and filmmaker Robert Henry Mizer (b.1922 – d. 1992), universally known as Bob, has been pushing boundaries in both subject matter and medium. Famed for his groundbreaking publication, Physique Pictorial, which launched its first issue in 1951, Mizer’s unique portrayals of male figures are not only instilled with his passion but also reflect and challenge societal notions of masculinity of post-war America. Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fridays…
Being LGBTQ is still illegal in 70 countries, and our communities face discrimination, persecution, and violence around the world. Award-winning photographer Robin Hammond’s Where Love is Illegal project has documented the stories and images of many individuals from these countries. Robin Hammond has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues through long-term photographic projects. He has won numerous awards for his work, including four Amnesty International Awards and several other prestigious prizes.
On The Inside is a group show of LGBTQ+ artists who are currently incarcerated. The art is made from basic materials the prisoners have access to behind bars: mostly letter-sized paper, dull pencils, ball-point pen ink tubes (the hard shell is deemed too dangerous), and unlikely innovations such as using an asthma inhaler with Kool-Aid to create an air brushed painting. Tuesdays – Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. First Thursdays…
Dror Yisrael Hemed is known for his luscious and magnetic portrait paintings, that are based on men and women he has personal relations with, alongside snap photographs he takes in the public spaces, transforming them into intimate and vivid representations of enigmatic and subtle beauty. Check times online The exhibition is open to the public until Sunday, July 28th (by appointment). RSVP to the opening reception is required
Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is eleven days of not to be missed world-class films, panels, and parties. Each summer Outfest Los Angeles screens more than 150 features and short films to an audience of more than 40,000 people. Outfest Los Angeles is the oldest film festival in Los Angeles and is considered the preeminent LGBTQ film festival in the world. Throughout the Los Angeles region, Check website for venue locations, times, and cost
Learn different types of printmaking and make envelopes to send to our currently incarcerated LGBTQ+ Pen Pal network. $10 adults, $7 children, Free for members
This Concert and Gala will be a milestone event which concludes Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) 40th anniversary season and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City. The event combines the Disney Hall Concert and GMCLA’s annual fundraiser, the Voice Awards, into one truly historic evening.
DTLA Proud Festival returns to Pershing Square – celebrating the culture, history, and diversity of the growing LGBTQ+ community that lives, works, and plays in the thriving heart of the city of Los Angeles. Featuring a diverse lineup of local stage talent, community booths, art installations, retail vendors, interactive exhibits, food trucks, bars, and a pop-up water park, DTLA Proud Festival is created by the community, for the community. Proceeds from the festival will help build the DTLA PROUD Community…