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Cambridge, MA 02138
< 21, Art, LGBT, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good
Join us for an exciting talk with author and artist Ria Brodell about Butch Heroes, a collection of a series of portraits and texts that recover lost queer history: the lives of people who didn't conform to gender norms, from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries. Described as “a serious—and seriously successful—queer history recovery project” by Publishers Weekly, Brodell did extensive research for each portrait, piecing together a life from historical accounts, maps, journals, paintings, drawings, and photographs, finding the heroic in the forgotten. Brodell will discuss the origins of the project and the painting & research process.
Butch Heroes will be available for pre-sale after the talk.
Ria Brodell is an artist and educator based in Boston who has had solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and whose work has been featured in the Guardian, ARTNews, the Boston Globe, and New American Paintings. Brodell is a part-time lecturer at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.