The Ferment of the Late ’70s

The Ferment of the Late ’70s: VD, Anita and Disco

The late 1970’s marked a period of responses and engagements that nationalized the gay liberation movement on a new level. Though looking at responses to the spread of VD among gay men, Anita Bryant and the Save Our Children campaign, and the phenomena of disco, “Ferment of the Late 70s” explores how these played a part in laying foundations for being able to respond to developments in LGBTQ life and politics the 1980s and beyond.

Gay Games

Gay Games X are being held in Paris, August 4-12, 2018. In commemoration of the games, an exhibit of medals, program books, and pins from the previous nine games will be on display through the end of August.

Cartooning AIDS

Cartooning AIDS

Continuing its run through March 2018 in Howard Brown Health Clark Waiting Room, 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.

Hagenhofer Exhibit

Hagenhofer Exhibit

Continuing its run in a condensed form in the Walgreens Pharmacy display area. John Daniel Hagenhofer who worked as a WPA artist, painter, illustrator, cartoonist, and designer. His collection includes over 70 drawings (the earliest from 1936), over 200 photographs from the mid-1930s, and correspondence with his brother from the early 1950s. The exhibit includes a selection of his art.