Opening August 21, 2020: Before Voguing
Photographs from the 1982 Harlem Fantasy Ball in New York by Nick Kuskin. A formative moment for LGBTQI+ from an early 1980s golden age of NYC nightlife. Drag balls from this era inspired social progress. They've since been glamorized in televised broadcasts, as in Pose. These images give context to a community facing historic oppression. They show impulse for unpredictable future change, an evolutionary push.
October 4, 2020: Images from the Brussels Archives
In partnership with the Brussels Archives. Images by previously unknown masters, carefully reproduced from original 19th and 20th century glass plates, vintage film and vintage prints.