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Queer California: Untold Stories

Date:
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time:
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Oakland Museum of California
Location Details:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607

April 13 - August 11, 2019

The Oakland Museum of California presents a major exhibition combining art and history to tell the untold stories of California's LGBTQ+ communities. Going beyond mainstream narratives, Queer California: Untold Stories will expand our understanding of this history through a multifaceted and interactive experience, providing the opportunity for museum visitors and members of the LGBTQ+ community to add their voices and stories to the conversation.

With transgender and LGBTQ+ rights increasingly in the news, the exhibition will be a timely opportunity to shine light on the history of California as a major site of LGBTQ+ community, culture, and politics. Queer California will explore a range of powerful stories through examples of social activism, contemporary artwork, historical materials, rarely-seen artifacts, archival documents, photographs, films and videos, costumes, and ephemera such as zines, stickers, and flyers.

The exhibition aligns important milestones in LGBTQ+ culture with untold stories, focusing on the diversity of queer identities, civil rights, and resistance to oppression. A timeline will help ground visitors in the key moments, movements, and figures in California's LGBTQ+ history, as well as the organizations, events, and people not often mentioned in that history. This exhibition will draw on histories of struggle for self-determination to help us imagine a more inclusive future.

$16 general; $11 seniors and students with valid ID, $7 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Apr 4, 2019 2:41AM
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