Queer City of the Plains: An Artistic Look at Denver’s LGBTQ+ History
May 30, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
- Location: McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts & Venues
McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts & Venues
144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80202
- Price: Free
- Free Events, Visual Arts, Virtual & Online
Explore current and past narratives of Denver's LGBTQ+ communities through Queer City of the Plains: An Artistic Look at Denver's LGBTQ History. Immerse yourself in five contemporary art installations focusing on storytelling, camp, resistance, and the LGBTQ+ experience in Denver from 1859 to the present. In partnership with local historians David Duffield and Genevieve Waller, and artists Jonathan Saiz, Adri Norris, Steven Frost, Secret Love Collective and Brian Corrigan, Queer City of the Plains unlocks and illustrates our understanding of this unique history through art, sculptural installations, interactive video and innovative local programming. The exhibition blends important milestones in Denver's LGBTQ+ culture with contemporary art-making, focusing on a diversity of queer identities. This exhibition draws on histories of struggle for self-determination to help us imagine a more inclusive future.