John D’Emilio, retired LGBTQ historian, John is spending an afternoon or two a week exploring the collections in Gerber/Hart’s archives and is posting his finding on his outhistory.org blog (outhistory.org/blog/author/demilioj).
Saturday, February 18, The Call (1547 W. Bryn Mawr) will be hosting a benefit drag review for Gerber/Hart Library and Archives. The theme of the show will be “Retro-Rewind.” Seating will be at 9:30 pm. In addition to the review, there will be a small display of our photograph collection of drag queens and female impersonator from the 1950’s-1980’s. The Call does not have a cover charge. Donations for Gerber/Hart can be given at the door and a special shot will be available that will benefit Gerber/Hart. Additionally, we will be raffling off a couple of items. Come with friends for a night out and help support Gerber/Hart.
John Daniel Hagenhofer (1913-1980) was a Chicago WPA artist, painter, illustrator, cartoonist, and designer. The exhibit includes a selection of his art and photography which range from the mid-1930s to the mid-1970s. The exhibit in the library reading room will be open through March 2017.
Now open and running through April 2017 in the new Sandfield Exhibition Gallery, Cartooning AIDS features the political cartoons of Danny Sotomayor and looks at how issues surrounding AIDS were engaged through political cartoons, comic books, trading cards, and ‘zines for the purpose of political critique, education, and awareness. This exhibition is being presented in conjunction with the Art AIDS America Chicago exhibition (ArtAIDSAmericaChicago.org).
Read here about Mumford’s latest work and visit us this Winter for a meet-and-greet and book signing of Kevin’s latest publishing “Not Straight, Not White”.
On display in the Howard Brown Health Clark waiting room and running through April 2017, Textual Empowerment focuses on Lesbian publishing in the 1970s and 1980s and features Chicago’s Metis Press.
Curious to see what’s been happening at Gerber Hart? Board President Carrie Barnett and Mary Morten, President of the Morten Group,
take us on a brief tour of the new location. You are invited to view a YouTube video of the tour.
Come have fun and make some new friends. This is a recurring event, so check back for next month’s date and time.
Book Discussion Groups have been the cornerstone of our Gerber Hart community. Drop by for an engaging discussion and make some new friends.
Men’s and women’s book groups are now forming. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join or help organize.