Upcoming Programs

Green/yellow background with text "Support Wetness"

Remote Intimacies: Support Wetness

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021 to Sunday, February 7, 2021

Dial 1-800-WET-NISS for an aquatic and abolitionist journey and be prepared to turn your listening into action!

Magazine covers of BLK, Buti Voxx, Malebox, and Wickers and Bullers

Black Gay Mail

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021, 2:00pm

A panel with three seminal activist-cultural producers discussing the print media they created and circulated in the late 20th century.

Painting with a Uhaul, passport, handcuff, spilled nail polish, baseball mitt, and sail boat

The Gay Divorcees

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021, 1:00pm

The Gay Divorcees Present A Valentine’s Day Special--come listen with us!

Past Programs

Wrestler Candy Pain sits in the driver's window of her decorated car

Remote Intimacies: Candy Pain

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join Mikki Yamashiro aka Professional Wrestler, Candy Pain for the third installment of our Remote Intimacies series. 

Cover for book "Rated RX" with a photo of Sheree Rose

Rated RX: Conversation with Yetta Howard and Sheree Rose

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Celebrate the release of Rated RX: Sheree Rose with and after Bob Flanagan with Sheree Rose in conversation with Rated RX editor Yetta Howard, followed by a discussion with Rated RX contributors including Martin O'Brien, Amelia Jones, Rhiannon Aarons, Luka Fisher, and Judy Ornelas Sisneros.

Book cover of WE WANT IT ALL against fur with a chain

Book Launch: We Want it All

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Please join us for a reading to celebrate the lives and work of contributors Sylvia Rivera, Leslie Feinberg, Bryn Kelly, and Lou Sullivan to "We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics."

'VITAL RESPONSE' by Joseph Liatela, dancer: DaJuan Harris

Remote Intimacies: Joseph Liatela

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Please join us for a screening of VITAL RESPONSE (2020) by Joseph Liatela followed by a conversation between the artist and Jeanne Vaccaro.

Writing in blue sky: "NO MORE CAMPS"

Mobilized by Memories: Countering Incarceration Culture

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join Tina Takemoto, Nancy Ukai, Karen Ishizuka, traci kato-kiriyama, and Umi Hsu for the panel discussion titled, “Mobilized by Memories: Countering Incarceration Culture from WWII Japanese American Incarceration to ICE.”

Book Cover for A Queer New York

Queer Archives, Queer Terrains

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Celebrate two new releases in queer archival studies. Authors Cait McKinney and Jen Jack Gieseking will be in conversation with Karen Tongson about their books Information Activism and A Queer New York.

Photograph of the artist, shirtless, with hands in jeans pockets

Remote Intimacies: Brontez Purnell

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Brontez Purnell presents Graduation, a live action bedroom performance with text, moving portrait, and live feed installation art.

Blue sky with clouds and text: No Son Olvidados

(Un)Documented: Artists, Activists, and Archives

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

This panel puts together artists, activists, and organizers to discuss their own practice and experiences around questions of documentation and representation in the face of immigration to the US, particularly as they relate to LGBTQ+ individuals.

Photograph of Morris Kight

Book Talk: Morris Kight by Mary Ann Cherry

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Book talk for Morris Kight: Humanist, Liberationist, Fantabulist: A Story of Gay Rights and Gay Wrongs by author Mary Ann Cherry. 

5 images of writers and moderator

Queer Aesthetics (Looking Forward)

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Writers Kazim Ali, Stephen Van Dyck, Angie Sijun Lou, and Alejandro Heredia will present work that speaks to the state of queer literature today.

collage with anime, photographs, game stats, pink border

Safer at Home: Conversation with Rakeem Cunningham

Date: Monday, June 22, 2020, 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Please join for the fourth in a series of conversations with contemporary artists as part of the ongoing online exhibition, Safer at Home. For this conversation, curator Alexis Bard Johnson will speak with artist Rakeem Cunningham about his ongoing projects and reflections on the current moment.

View of Bz's bedroom with recent paintings

Safer at Home: Conversation with Brenda Zhang (Bz)

Date: Monday, June 15, 2020, 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Please join for the third in a series of conversations with contemporary artists as part of the ongoing online exhibition, Safer at Home. For this conversation, curator Alexis Bard Johnson will speak with artist Brenda Zhang (Bz) about their ongoing painting projects.

Daily Comic from May 5, 2020

Safer at Home: Conversation with MariNaomi

Date: Monday, June 8, 2020, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Please join for the second in a series of conversations with contemporary artists as part of the ongoing online exhibition, Safer at Home. For this conversation, curator Alexis Bard Johnson will speak with artist MariNaomi about her daily comic drawings, overall practice, and thoughts on “safer at home.”

black and white photograph with a hustler from a previous decade transposed into modern day street scene

Safer at Home: Conversation with Ben Cuevas

Date: Monday, June 1, 2020, 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Please join for a virtual conversation between artit Ben Cuevas and curator Alexis Bard Johnson on June 1, 2020 at 5pm as part of the online exhibition, Safer at Home

blue water jug with a flag marking its place in the desert

Every Day is Earth Day: poets Raquel Gutiérrez and Saretta Morgan on ecological crisis and possibility in a pandemic

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Everyday is Earth Day: poets Raquel Gutiérrez and Saretta Morgan on ecological crisis and possibility in a pandemic.

Lou Sullivan with a leather jacket, blue shirt, and black tie

We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan

Date: Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

A celebration of Lou Sullivan and the publication of his diaries, We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan.

Brick building with a rainbow banner over a doorway and sign that reads "Lesbian Rule"

Inside Killjoy's Kastle: Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and Other Lesbian Hauntings

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

A book launch with readings, performances, and a showcase of archival of gems, with a pop-up feminist gift shop by Otherwild.

heavily tattooed man seen from behind

Tales That Haven't Been (and Sometimes Can't Be) Told

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

A talk by Stephen Miller about anthologizing queer Japan.

close up of an African-American woman's face

Speculative Archives and Black Histories: Screening and Conversation with Arthur Jafa and Tourmaline

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7:00pm - 9:50pm

Filmmakers Arthur Jafa and Tourmaline screen their films and discuss speculative reconstruction, archival collage on film, and black histories and futures with cultural historian Uri Mcmillan.

Black and White photograph of Ruth Ford in a Striped Dress

Book Talk: Work! A Queer History of Modeling with Elspeth Brown

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Please join us for a talk with Professor Elspeth Brown about her new book, Work!: A Queer History of Modeling.

photograph with the faces of two men wearing large white framed glasses

The Illustrious Blacks

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 7:30pm

The Illustrious Blacks are queer performers who fuse futuristic funk, hypnotic house, and cosmic pop into pulsating positivity.

Empty wooden bench in a park

What Does Community Curation Look Like?: A town hall about representing history, HIV, and justice

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This town hall will bring together curators, writers, academics, artists, and activists, to discuss representing history, HIV, and justice.

Gayle Rubin in chaps

Show-and-Tell with Gayle Rubin

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Please join us for a "Show-and-Tell" with Dr. Gayle Rubin at ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, where Rubin will discuss items from the collection, including publications and newsletters related to the Feminist Porn Wars.

In Search of Stonewall

In Search of Stonewall

Date: Friday, May 31, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join Editor Richard Schneider, Felice Picano and Tom Baker in a discussion of In Search of Stonewall: The Riots at 50, The Gay & Lesbian Review at 25, a book that commemorates the magazine's 25th birthday with a collection of relevant articles selected from its 136 issues.

 

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More Than Surviving: Asian Pacific Islander People Living with HIV

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

As part of the National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to end silence and shame about HIV/AIDS, survivors will share how they beat the odds and found community in the process.

John Ibson

Homophobia's Roots in the Aftermath of World War II

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join us with author John Ibson discussing his new book The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men.

Baba Singh arrest record

Opening Reception for "In Search of Baba Singh"

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join ONE Archives at the opening reception for the exhibition In Search of Baba Singh

Ivy Bottini

Bon Voyage to Ivy Bottini

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for a presentation about the life of LGBTQ activist Ivy Bottini. 

Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Toxic, 2012

Opening Reception for "A grammar built with rocks"

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join ONE Archives for the opening of the exhibition A grammar built with rocks

Colin Campbell, The Woman from Malibu, 1976

Screening and Opening Reception for "I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today"

Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Join ONE Archives for a screening and opening reception for the exhibition “I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today”: Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele in L.A., 1976–77

Kim Abeles, HIV/AIDS TAROT, 1992

Closing Walkthrough of "Lost & Found: Safer Sex Activism"

Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Please join us for a closing walkthrough of Lost & Found: Safer Sex Activism at ONE Gallery, West Hollywood

Lisa Ben plays her guitar with her artwork in the background, c. 1960s. Lisa Ben Papers. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

Queer Visions / Queer Archives

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Students from a USC Roski School of Art and Design undergraduate seminar will present findings and hold open browsing hours with collections from ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

Gran Fury, Kissing Doesn’t Kill, 1989–90. Offset lithograph, 11 ½ x 37 inches. ONE Poster Collection. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries

Opening Reception for "Lost & Found: Safer Sex Activism"

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Join ONE Archives for the opening of the exhibition Lost & Found: Safer Sex Activism at the ONE Gallery, West Hollywood

Johnnie Jungleguts

Johnnie JungleGuts: Collected Writings

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Closing presents Johnnie JungleGuts: Collected Writings, a compendium of six years of the titular heroine's poems, journals, and online writing

J. Keith Vincent: AIDS and Queer Theory in 1990s Japan

J. Keith Vincent: AIDS and Queer Theory in 1990s Japan

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
 ​​Reina Gossett, Atlantic is a Sea of Bones, 2017. Video still courtesy of the artist

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS is the 28th iteration of Day With(out) Art, an international day of action and mourning organized by Visual AIDS in response to the AIDS crisis

readings by Irina Contreras, Erin Aubry Kaplan, Jessica Lawless, Maegan Ortiz, Christine Petit

Feminisms in Motion: Celebrating 10 Years of make/shift Magazine

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us to celebrate the donation of make/shift‘s archives to ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

Wayne Shimabukuro, Simon Doonan (left) and Mundo Meza (right) working in the window at Maxfield Bleu, West Hollywood, c. early 1980s. Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Collection of Jef Huereque. Courtesy of Wayne Shimabukuro

Simon Doonan on Mundo Meza

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3:00pm

Doonan collaborated with artist Mundo Meza (1955–1985) on window displays at West Hollywood boutiques

USC Korean Humanities Group, USC Department of History, USC Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

Queer Lives as Cautionary Tales: Female Same-Sex Weddings in the Hetero-Patriarchal Imagination of Authoritarian South Korea

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Todd Henry, Associate Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego, examines the role that newspaper weeklies (chuganji) played in establishing the normative boundaries of cultural citizenship in Cold War South Korea

Teddy Sandoval, Joey Terrill wearing his maricón T-shirt, c. 1976. Black and white photograph. Collection of Joey Terrill. Courtesy of Paul Polubinskas

Joey Terrill Walkthrough of “Axis Mundo”

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:00pm

Join artist Joey Terrill for a walkthrough of the exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. at MOCA Pacific Design Center

Pauline Oliveros, 2010. Photo by Vinciane Verguethen

Beethoven Was a Lesbian: A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

A tribute to avant-garde composers Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016) in conjunction with Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

Constellations and Connections: A Panel Discussion on “Axis Mundo”

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3:00pm

Held on occasion of the exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., this roundtable discussion will consider recovering queer Chicana/o histories and artist’s archives

Photo by Matías Muñoz-Rodríguez

Origin Stories: A Workshop by Nicole Rademacher and Jerri Allyn

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In this workshop led by artists Nicole Rademacher and Jerri Allyn, participants will together record their unique histories and shared experiences through the production of a communal deck of divination cards

A Feminist Icon of LA Punk Shares Her Hard-Earned Wisdom as a part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles

A Conversation with Alice Bag

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:00pm

A Feminist Icon of LA Punk Shares Her Hard-Earned Wisdom as a part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles

Crushes: A Novella Paul Pescador

Paul Pescador’s CRUSHES Book Release: Reading + Screening

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 7-9pm at ONE Archives

At land’s edge presents: “Everything Will Be Fine”

At land’s edge presents: “Everything Will Be Fine”

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join ONE Archives and At land’s edge for a special screening of Everything Will Be Fine (Alles Wird Gut) written by Fatima El-Tayeb and Angelina Maccarone, directed by Angelina Maccarone, 1998, Germany. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Fatima El-Tayeb and Tisa Bryant.

Darkness in the Archives: Queer Opacity as Resistance

Darkness in the Archives: Queer Opacity as Resistance

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:30pm

Since the emergence LGBTQ rights movements in the United States, visibility and legibility within the public sphere have remained ideals of political efficacy. However, in our current moment, how does the corporatization of political dissent and the growing sophistication of policing and surveillance affect our understanding of queerness and political resistance?

Lambda LitFest LA

Lambda LitFest Los Angeles at ONE: “The Catchment” Workshop

Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 10:30am

March 12, 2017, 10:30am at ONE Archives

ONE at the L.A. Art Book Fair

ONE Archives at Printed Matter’s L.A. Art Book Fair

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017 to Sunday, February 26, 2017

Join ONE Archives at Printed Matter’s L.A. Art Book Fair. Part of the “Friendly Fire” section

Opening Reception for “Die Kränken: Sprayed with Tears”

Opening Reception for “Die Kränken: Sprayed with Tears”

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 6-9pm at ONE Archives

poet and educator Steven Reigns

Opening Reception for “The Gay Rub”

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join us for the opening of this fascinating exhibition

Seth Bogart, Necessities, 2015-16. Ceramics, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist

Walkthrough of “THINGS” with Seth Bogart and Bradford Nordeen

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00pm

Join artist Seth Bogart and curator Bradford Nordeen as they lead an informal walkthrough of THINGS: a queer legacy of graphic art and play at ONE’s off-site exhibition venue in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park

Filmmaker and COMPULSIVE PRACTICE co-curator Jean Carlomusto in her video archives preparing for Day With(out) Art 2016.

Day With(out) Art: Compulsive Practice

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016, 3:00pm

December 1 is World AIDS Day and Day With(out) Art, an international day of action and mourning founded by Visual AIDS in 1989 in response to the AIDS crisis. For the 2016 iteration, Visual AIDS presents COMPULSIVE PRACTICE, an hour-long video program of work by nine artists and activists who live with their cameras as one way to manage, reflect upon, and change how they are affected by HIV/AIDS.

Monica Mayer, Quiero hacer el amor, 1978. Postcard. Courtesy of the artist

Monica Mayer: Art, Archives, and Artist’s Archives

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Opening Reception for “THINGS”

Opening Reception for “THINGS”

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

September 17, 2016, 7-9:30pm at Plummer Park, West Hollywood

Opening Reception for “A Subtle Likeness” and “Memoirs of a Watermelon Woman”

Opening Reception for “A Subtle Likeness” and “Memoirs of a Watermelon Woman”

Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 6-9pm at ONE Archives

Cock, Paper, Scissors cut outs workshop image

“Cock, Paper, Scissors” Book Launch and Collage Workshop

Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

This event will include a hands-on collage workshop lead by artist Suzanne Wright using duplicate pornographic materials collected at ONE.

Cruising the Mapplethorpe Archive

Cruising the Mapplethorpe Archive

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:30pm

A gallery walk-through with David Evans Frantz and Ryan Linkof, Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:30pm at LACMA

Opening Reception for “Winning the Freedom to Marry”

Opening Reception for “Winning the Freedom to Marry”

Date: Monday, June 6, 2016, 5:30pm

Presented by the ONE Archives Foundation, Monday, June 6, 5:30pm at the Los Angeles City Hall

M. Lamar, Up From the Grave, Still from Funeral Doom Spiritual, 2016. Digital video. Courtesy of the artist

Performance of M. Lamar’s “Funeral Doom Spiritual: For Male Soprano, Piano, and Electronics”

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 7:30pm

This new performance by M. Lamar explores radical historical expressions and futuristic longings for DESTRUCTION of the white supremacist world order

M. Lamar, Carrying Carrying Carrying, Still from Funeral Doom Spiritual, 2016. Digital video. Courtesy of the artist

Opening Reception for “M. Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual”

Date: Friday, April 15, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Friday, April 15, 2016, 7-9:30pm at ONE Archives

M. Lamar, Deathlessness (Awaiting an Awakening), still from Funeral Doom Spiritual, 2016, digital video, courtesy of the artist

M. Lamar in Conversation with Uri McMillan

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:30pm

Multidisciplinary artist M. Lamar and scholar Uri McMillan discuss the recovery of black male subjectivity in conjunction with Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium at LACMA

Suzanne Wright, Missing Men, 2014. Photo collage, 14 x 21.75 inches. Courtesy of the artist

Reuses of the Erotica: A Sympodium on and Beyond Queer Collage

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016

“Reuses of the Erotic” is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Cock, Papers, Scissors, which brings together works by an intergenerational group of fifteen queer artists who explore the collaged page or the scrapbook with diverse, erotically inclined tactics.

Opening Reception for “Cock, Paper, Scissors”

Opening Reception for “Cock, Paper, Scissors”

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 6-9pm at Plummer Park, West Hollywood

Courtesy of Frankie MacTavish

Opening Reception for “FUCK! Loss, desire, pleasure”

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

With a performance by Daphne Von Rey January 30, 2015, 6-9pm at ONE Archives

“Live Artists Live” Reception and Performance by Narcissister

“Live Artists Live” Reception and Performance by Narcissister

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 to Friday, January 29, 2016
Igor Grubić, East Side Story, 2006–08. Double-channel video

Contemporary Art Versus Homophobia: A Lecture by Pawel Leszkowicz

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This lecture by visiting Senior Fulbright Scholar Pawel Leszkowicz will contextualize recent artworks and curatorial practices that thematize homophobic images and discourses in today’s Europe. On the other hand, a question is posed whether or not an anti-LGBTQ contemporary art/visual culture is developing, supported by political or religious organizations – with a significant social impact. The presented works are of a deeply affective character and far-reaching implications for sexual politics and society at large.

The Gay Liberation Front (GLF) protests forced the owner of the Los Angeles bar The Farm to rescind the no-touching rule prevalent at gay bars at the time. The GLF celebrated by posting outside The Farm the sign “Gay People’s Victory / No Demonstrations T

California Pride: Mapping LGBTQ Histories

Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015, 2:00pm

Join ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, the Los Angeles Conservancy, and the USC Heritage Conservation Program to learn about new projects devoted to sites associated with LGBTQ experience.

KillJoy's Kastle

“KillJoy’s Kastle” Closing Weekend

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 to Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Wednesday-Friday, October 28-30, 6:30-9:30pm at Plummer Park, West Hollywood

KillJoy's Kastle

“KillJoy’s Kastle” Continues!

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015 to Sunday, October 25, 2015, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Thursday-Sunday, October 22-25, 6:30-9:30pm at Plummer Park, West Hollywood

KillyJoy's Kastle

“KillJoy’s Kastle” Opening Weekend

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015, 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Friday, October 16, 5:30-9:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18, 6:30-9:30pm at Plummer Park, West Hollywood

Mapping Queer Terrains

Mapping Queer Terrains: Telling Stories from the Local to the Global

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:00pm
Uniquely Nasty

Uniquely Nasty

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00pm
Screening and Discussion with Alan Springer, Charles Francis, Michael Isikoff, and Alice Echol
3-Pack Jack book covers

3-PACK JACK: Book Launch Party

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 3:00pm - 6:00am
Gay Berlin

Gay Berlin: A Lecture by Robert Beachy

Date: Monday, June 8, 2015, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Art AIDS America

Opening Reception for “Art AIDS America”

Date: Friday, June 5, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday, June 5, 2015, 7-9pm at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum and the West Hollywood Library

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries.

Touch of The Other: Perforning the Laud Humphreys Paper

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:30pm

During the 1960s, controversial sociologist Laud Humphreys studied in meticulous detail the codes and choreographies of male-male sex in public restrooms.

Linda Simpson’s The Drag Explosion

Linda Simpson’s The Drag Explosion

Date: Friday, April 3, 2015, 7:30pm

The Drag Explosion is an evolving multi-media “slideshow extravaganza” created by New York performer and nightlife personality Linda Simpson

Craig Calderwood, This world will soon be ours, 2015. Pen on cotton paper, 18 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist

Opening Reception for “Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects: Legends & Mythologies”

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join us for this event.

Jiraiya: A Visual Presentation & Talk on Craft and Career

Jiraiya: A Visual Presentation & Talk on Craft and Career

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:00pm
Charles Atlas, Video still from The Legend of Leigh Bowery, 2002. 83 minutes. Courtesy of the artist, Electronic Arts Intermix, and Luhring Augustine.

Charles Atlas: Leigh Bowery & Friends

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:00pm

ATLAS IN LA festival, a nine-day festival of film screenings, which will occur March 10-19 at eight venues around Los Angeles, ONE Archives presents a collection of films by Charles Atlas documenting the life of long-term friend and collaborator Leigh Bowery and other friends of the New York and London club scene.

William A. Rhoards, “D.C.,” Model unknown, c. 1970s. William A. Rhoads Nude Male Photographs. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

Naked Hitchhikers: The Private Photography of William A. Rhoads

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00pm
Leon Mostovoy, From the “Market Street Cinema” series, circa 1987-88. Geltain silver print, 16 x 20 inches. Leon (Tracy) Mostovoy Photographs. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

Opening Reception for “Leon Mostovoy: Market Street Cinema”

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Opening reception: Friday, January 23, 2015, 7-9pm
Walkthrough with the artist and Market Street Cinema alumni: 8pm

Martin O’Brien and Sheree Rose’s performance Mucus Factory for Access All Areas, Rochelle School, London, 2011. Photo by Manuel Vason

Dust to Dust: Martin O’Brien and Sheree Rose

Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 7:00pm

The multidisciplinary performance practice of London-based artist Martin O’Brien uses physical endurance, pain, disgust, and sexuality to challenge common representations of illness.

Alternate Endings

Alternate Endings

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00pm

Join us to view new short videos by Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Derek Jackson, Tom Kalin, My Barbarian, and Julie Tolentino/Abigail Severance, commissioned by Visual AIDS to honor the 25th anniversary of Day With(out) Art.

Conrad Ventur, MM#24, 2010-2013. Courtesy of the artist

Screening: Beyond Atlantis: Mario Montez on Film & Video

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30pm

José Rodriguez-Soltero, Still from Lupe, 1966. 16mm, color, sound, 49 minutes. Courtesy of Anthology Film Archives

Beyond Atlantis: Mario Montez on Film & Video

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30pm

Mario Montez appeared in numerous underground films during the 1960s and early 70s. His impact – spectacular, glamorous, and intensely unique – was widely felt both during the period and by later generations.

Futures of Abolitions

Futures of Abolition: Trans and Queer Resistance Against the Prison Industrial Complex

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:30pm

A Panel Discussion with Reina Gossett, Janetta Johnson, CeCe McDonald, Miss Major, and Eric A. Stanley

1945 in Jim Kepner’s Toward TomorrowNo. 1 (Spring 1956). Jim Kepner Papers. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

ONE Archives at the 9th-Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Come join ONE Archives at the 9th-Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar! Presented by L.A. as Subject and the USC Libraries

“Coming Out” 25th Anniversary Screening

“Coming Out” 25th Anniversary Screening

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:30pm

ONE Archives is excited to partner with Outfest and the Wende Museum to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coming Out, the first (and only) LGBTQ-themed film produced in East Germany. 

Mario Montez compilation headshot, 1970. Private Collection

Opening Reception for “MONTEZLAND”

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6-9pm at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum

Queer as Art

Queer as Art

Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014, 2:00pm

 In “Queer As Art,” the spoken word artists will explore their identity of queerness as the manifold labels seem to change from day to day. 

 Doug Ischar, Still from Alone With You, 2011. NTSC video, color, sound, 21 minutes. Courtesy of the artist

My Desire: Doug Ischar/Bruce & Norman Yonemoto

Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:30pm
Rafa Esparza: Dry: East Los Sauna

Rafa Esparza: Dry: East Los Sauna

Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Outfest Platinum heads east, where artist Rafa Esparza will exact a site specific performance, reclaiming the location of a former men’s bathhouse, part of a chain named Glen’s Turkish Baths

George Platt Lynes, Nicholas Magallanes and Francisco Moncion in Balachines’s Orpheus II, 1948. Gelatin silver print. Private Collection

The Last Bastion: A Conversation with Amelia Jones & Jonathan D. Katz

Date: Monday, June 30, 2014, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Monday, June 30, 2014 at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers and the ONE Gallery, 6:30-9:30pm
More info here.

Del LaGrace Volcano, Detail of The Three Graces, Jasper, Suzie and Gill, London, 1992. Digital C-print, 30 x 23.5 inches. Collection of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York

Opening Reception for “The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History”

Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 6-9pm at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum

Reception for “Jay R. Lawton: Project 50” with the Los Angeles Band of Brothers

Reception for “Jay R. Lawton: Project 50” with the Los Angeles Band of Brothers

Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4-8pm at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum

NOMADIC NIGHTS: MANY MANY WOMEN book image

LAND Presents Nomadic Nights: Eve Fowler

Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Come for the reception and following reading.

Photograph of ONE Night: EZTV, LA ACM SIGGRAPH, and Digital Art in West Hollywood held at the West Hollywood Park on May 31, 2014. Photo by: Lauren Sanchez

ONE Night: EZTV, LA ACM SIGGRAPH, and Digital Art in West Hollywood

Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

A public art event presented by ONE Archives, EZTV, LA ACM SIGGRAPH, and The City of West Hollywood in conjunction with EZTV: Video Transfer at the ONE Gallery

Still from Jamie Walters and Chasen Gaver’s Fresh Out of Ideas, 1984. Video Free Earth Production Company records. Special Collections Research Center. The George Washington University

Video Free Earth

Date: Friday, May 16, 2014, 8:00pm

VFE’s early tour-de-force was a trilogy of drag videos that imagined an alcoholic, manic-depressive Joan Kennedy as the first lady.

Still from Vibeke Sorensen’s NLOOPS, 1987-88. NTSC color video, 7 minutes.  Courtesy of the artist

Computer Love: Digital Art in West Hollywood

Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Computer Love: Digital Art in West Hollywood is presented by ONE Archives, EZTV, and LA ACM SIGGRAPH. Support provided by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.

Tammy the Teenage Timebomb

I Want My EZTV

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7:30pm
Still from James Williams’ Clear Canvas, 1984. Analog Betamax, edited on 3/4″ video, 5 minutes. EZTV Video Collection. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

“The EZTV Eye” Screening & “EZTV: Video Transfer” Opening Reception

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014

In conjunction with the opening of EZTV: Video Transfer, ONE Archives presents a screening of numerous short video projects produced and screened at the alternative video space EZTV

Secret Years Image

Secret Years: A Screening and Discussion with the Filmmakers

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

LGBTQ culture in Eastern Europe was transformed in the liberal post-Soviet era. Today, a turn toward reactionary political and religious ideologies is threatening the recently found freedom of queer Eastern Europe

Queer in the other Europe

Queer in the Other Europe

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

LGBTQ culture in Eastern Europe was transformed in the liberal post-Soviet era. Today, a turn toward reactionary political and religious ideologies is threatening the recently found freedom of queer Eastern Europe

Volusp, published by FRANK, 2013

Opening Reception for “Marie Høeg Meets Klara Lidén” and “Voluspå” Book Launch

Date: Friday, February 21, 2014, 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Please come to the opening reception and book launch and 

Lecture by Mathias Danbolt: 7-8:30pm

ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

MOCA to ONE: Art Walk and Tour of “Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland” and “Art & Physique Circa Bob & Tom”

Date: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The California LGBT Arts Alliance presents a fascinating tour of two exhibitions on Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 2-5pm

Still from ia Kamandalu (Kim McKillip) & Michael Masucci’s I Thought This Was What You Wanted, 1989. EZTV Video Collection. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

ONE & Dirty Looks NYC Present EZTV at Anthology Film Archives

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 7:00pm

Founded by pioneering video-maker John Dorr in 1979, EZTV was an artist-run space in the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles dedicated to the presentation and production of alternative video projects. 

ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

The Shaping of Desires

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:00pm

MOCA is presenting two panel discussions in the West Hollywood City Council Chambers in conjunction with the exhibition Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland. We encourage you to attend these events and visit the ONE Gallery

ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

Opening reception for Art & Physique Circa Bob & Tom

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join us for the opening of this great exhibition

General Idea Mapplethorpe

How AIDS Changed American Art: A Lecture by Jonathan D. Katz

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Race Riot Queer Zines

Queer Zines: Doin’ It in Print

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This conversation will address a broad range of issues related to zines, queer aesthetics, independent publishing and the ways in which zines are distributed, archived and exhibited.

Fronteras Alternativas

Fronteras Alternativas: Queer Latina/o Visabilities and Insergencies

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This panel discussion explores the intersections of queer and Latina/o art, aesthetics and performance through a dialogue with Dino Dinco, an artist, filmmaker and curator whose work has been exhibited internationally

Don Bachardy, Self-portrait, 1972. Ink wash on paper, 29 x 23 inches. Courtesy of the artist

Don Bachardy in Conversation with Susan Morgan

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a discussion with acclaimed portrait artist Don Bachardy and writer Susan Morgan.

Photograph from Heather Cassils’ Becoming An Image, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Transactivation: Revealing Queer Histories in the Archive

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Artists Heather CassilsZackary DruckerWu Tsang and Chris Vargas will present a series of live performances and video projects inspired by the collections at ONE Archives.

Presented by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative

Queer Aesthetics and Archival Practices

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

“Queer Aesthetics and Archival Practices” is a panel discussion with artists and scholars who will address the practical and theoretical aspects of “the archive” and its relationship to contemporary art today.