While they often presented themselves as bodybuilders’ publications, their chuckle-prompting titles — Torso, Adonis, Honcho, Mandate — didn’t lie. Gay men’s magazines of decades past were bought by gay men who wanted to look at the erotic illustrations of well- built male bodies therein. Because any- one known to possess such material in the homophobic 1950s and 1960s could experience serious consequences, men hid the magazines under their mat- tresses. These illustrations have now inspired a traveling exhibition, Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall. Curated by notable erotic artist Robert W. Richards and orig- inating at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the popular show contains 24 original illustrations that ap- peared in gay magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s. It also looks at how gay men, forced into the closet during those decades, used these pictures to explore their sexuality intimately. It additionally serves as a showcase for the artists in- volved. On view are works by two dozen top artists of the times, including Touko Laaksonen (Tom of Finland), Antonio Lopez (Antonio), and David Martin.More
Producer, writer, and activist who produced shows like All in the Family, Sanford and Son, and Maude, is awarded the 2016 Freedom of Expression Award after a screening of the new documentary Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You.More
At the main festival ground on Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th at Fort Mason Center, we welcome many celebrities from Japan, including WORLD ORDER, Silent Siren, Wednesday Campanella, GARNiDELiA, Mitz Mangrove, and many more, and we will also host a variety of events, including J-POP LIVE concerts, Meet & Greet sessions, Q&A with special guests, Interactive Summit, Travel Pavilion, Ramen & Sake Summit, dance, karaoke,cosplay and'J-POP Queen' drag contests.More
There's no secret to helping you focus better — unless you count Adderall — but studies have shown that listening to music before or while performing a task can improve attention, memory, and even your ability to perform mental math.
Galería 4.0, a Retrospective celebrates the significant impact our querido Latino art gallery has had in putting Chicano/Latino art in the public spotlight. You could be led to think that an inexhaustible team of art enthusiasts works around the clock at that joint to keep an impressively varied performance schedule and maniacally diverse visual art panoply alive and well deep in the Mission and you would be right. Born from and raised by social justice ambitions, the gallery has hosted innumerable Bay Area art luminaries, including writer and visual artist Jaime Cortez, whose writing and sculpture has been exhibited at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Oakland Museum of California, the Berkeley Art Museum, and beyond. This evenings exhibit will span the 40 years it has been in existence, with well over 40 artists represented. Any art institution would be lucky to so seamlessly represent the expanse of Chicano/Latino experience: queer and straight, indigenous and mixed, old and young, conceptual and representative art, and so on. Strategies for the Shift, a series of panel discussions reflecting on artists interpretations of the political landscape in Latin America, continues in October with "Documenting the Shift" and "Artists in Conversation."
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Sept. 24. Continues through Jan. 29, 2010