Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws: Gay San Francisco 1985-1988

Event detail
In this exhibit,  photographs by Thomas Alleman celebrate San Francisco’s gay community in the mid-eighties.  They show a moment in San Francisco’s social history when the first wave of the AIDS epidemic crashed onto the Castro. These photos chronicle a blizzard of protests and demonstrations, vigils and marches and sit-ins, as the community struggled for social and political recognition of the crisis. But this exhibit also shows the parties and bar-scenes, drag shows and Halloween evenings and the artists who were creating a home-grown, alternate gay culture that spoke directly to the experiences and aspirations of Castro audiences with life affirming joy.

Upcoming Events

Lovers in Montmartre: Modigliani and Hébuterne
Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 7:00 pm
Merced, Merced General Floor Area
Grafton Tyler Brown: African-American Lithographer
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 10:30 am
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

Current Exhibits

Petting Zoo: the art of Mrs. Vera
Through Friday, January 8, 2016
Main Library, Library for the Blind
"Quotation Marks"
Through Thursday, January 28, 2016
Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center
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