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

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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

Domes, Zomes & Geometry!
Saturday, May 27, 2017, 1:00 pm
Sunset, Sunset Children's Area

Upcoming Classes

Hecho a Mano / Made by Hand
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 3:00 pm
Mission, Mission General Floor Area
Art of the Brush
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 2:30 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
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