Upcoming Exhibitions

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Arena nightclub photo by Mario Sandoval

Liberate the Bar! Queer Nightlife, Activism, and Spacemaking

Liberate the Bar! Queer Nightlife, Activism, and Spacemaking is a multimedia exhibition that sheds light on the intricate relationship between nightlife, activism, and creative expression across space and time.
2019
Stephen Varble

The Gutter Art of Stephen Varble: Genderqueer Performance Art in the 1970s Photographs by Greg Day

This exhibition explores the ways in which Stephen Varble's disruptive guerilla performance art has lived on through Greg Day's vibrant photographs that captured his inventive costumes, transformed trash, and public confrontations.
2019
Baba Singh arrest record

In Search of Baba Singh

In Search of Baba Singh takes as its jumping off point the arrest record of Baba Singh, a laborer from Punjab, India, who was arrested in 1914 in California for 'infamous crimes against nature'; a statute that at the time would criminalize a range of sexual behaviors including homosexuality.
2019
Michael Childers Distortions

Michael Childers: Distortions

An exhibition of Michael Childers's surreal Distortions series
2018
Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Toxic, 2012

A grammar built with rocks

This exhibition examines artistic practices that trace the racialized and gendered relationship between bodies and land
2018
Colin Campbell, The Woman from Malibu, 1976

“I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today”: Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele in L.A., 1976–77

This exhibition gathers together the pioneering works of Canadian video artists Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele made together in Venice Beach during the 1970s for the first time in Southern California
2018
Installation view of Lost & Found: Safer Sex Activism, March 17–June 24, 2018 at the ONE Gallery, West Hollywood. Photo by Ian Byers-Gamber

Lost & Found: Safer Sex Activism

This exhibition examines thirty years of inspiring and defiant safer sex and harm reduction activism through the collections at ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
2018
Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

In collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art and part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, this exhibition marks the first historical presentation of groundbreaking art, music, and performance from a network of queer Chicano artists in Southern California.
2017
Design by die Kränken with video stills from Sprayed with Tears, 2016. Courtesy of die Kränken

Die Kränken: Sprayed with Tears

Die Kränken examines the history of gay motorcycle clubs in Southern California through a variety of multimedia and performative strategies
2017
THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play

THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play

An exhibition of objects made by queer artists best known for their work in journalism, performance, film, and video
2016