A photograph depicting a group of nine people in drag and heavy makeup, standing and looking into the camera.

The Cockettes: Acid Drag & Sexual Anarchy at Eureka Valley Branch

24 September 2022 - 22 January 2023
Eureka Valley General Floor Area
Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial

1 Jose Sarria Court
San Francisco, CA 94114
United States

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A celebration of the avant-garde psychedelic hippie theater troupe’s 50th anniversary, in conjunction with original member Fayette Hauser’s newly published pictorial history by the same title.

This exhibit invokes the Cockettes’ adage “too much is never enough!” Dozens of rare photographs, posters and memorabilia from personal as well as Hormel Center archives depict the pioneering group’s impact on San Francisco’s cultural scene and beyond.

This exhibit was originally on view in the LGBTQIA Center at the Main Library, from March to August 2022. 

Gather, share knowledge and celebrate our unique identities at the queerest library ever. 

For more resources, the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center is the gateway to the Library’s broader collections documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual history and culture, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area.