UCR Osher Lifelong presents Hiding In Plain Sight: Breaking the Gay Code In Art. It will be offered on Zoom on October 4th, 11th and 18th from 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM.
This three-part series will bring to light an extraordinary part of history that has been hidden from both the heterosexual and queer communities until now.
Queer art crosses through all eras, genders, races and beliefs and appears in all visual media. However, homosexuality has been prosecuted and penalized since the advent of Christianity in the fourth century, until present time.
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT will expose how, throughout history, queer artists have faced the challenge of staying in the closet or being out with their art and lives, risking rejection and prosecution. Despite enormous repression from society and art institutions, queer artists have revolutionized art, survived scandals, won landmark battles, modernized photography, spearheaded movements, and transformed mainstream culture.
The total cost for three lectures is $35. (This series is brought to you by UCR Osher Lifelong Learning but does not require an Osher membership to attend.)