Museum of Queer History Pops Up in Soho

Posted on August 9, 2011 by


Stay out of the summer heat at the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, which has kicked off its August show titled Pop-Up Soho. The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History is a grassroots organization that transforms spaces into temporary installations celebrating the rich, long, and largely unknown histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. More than 30 artists, archivists, and academics have come together to create a show whose work spans three continents, twelve centuries, and a dozen mediums. The autonomous display space will be dedicated to little known queer lives as well as the more recognized movements of our past and present. Exhibits will cover a broad spectrum of topics from intersex immigrants in the early 19th century to oral histories of LGBT Americans, a historical lesbian film series, and education program for high school teachers to learn how to sensitively and respectfully introduce queer lives and history into the classroom. Donations make the difference in how many communities this ambitious project can visit, so consider giving to add volume to queer voices, of the past, present, and future.

Pop-Up Soho will host a number of events, including movie screenings, a music recital, and two original plays. See the schedule of events here.

Catch it while you can from now until August 25th!
Tuesday – Saturday from 12pm – 6pm
The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation
26 Wooster Street (btw. Grand and Canal)

Pop-Up Soho is presented with The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, and is cosponsored by the Center for Lesbian And Gay Studies at CUNY.