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

The Life & Art of Vincent Van Gogh
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 5:30 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

Upcoming Classes

Manga-mania with Karen Luk
Friday, July 31, 2015, 3:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Introduction to Photography Workshop
Saturday, August 15, 2015, 1:00 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

Wide Angle:
Through Friday, July 31, 2015
Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area
Potrero Branch 57th Annual Art Exhibit
Through Sunday, August 2, 2015
Potrero, Potrero General Floor Area
Art Celebrating the ADA
Through Thursday, September 17, 2015
Main Library, Library for the Blind
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