“To Whom It May Concern” on view through May 31st!

Catherine Lord’s installation at ONE Archives, To Whom It May Concern, will remain on view through May 31, 2012. The installation presents several hundred photographs of book dedications, considerably enlarged, on the walls of the mezzanine space at ONE Archives, encircling the closed stacks of the library from which they were culled. Do not miss this work!

Cruising the Archive: Rare Looks will also be on view at ONE Archives through May 31st. ONE Archives’ address and hours can be found here.

This Thursday! “Transactivation: Revealing Queer Histories in the Archive”

Transactivation: Revealing Queer Histories in the Archive

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 6-9pm

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

909 West Adams Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90007


Do not miss this amazing event! In conjunction with Cruising the Archive, artists Heather Cassils, Zackary Drucker, Wu Tsang and Chris Vargas will present a series of live performances and video projects inspired by the collections at ONE Archives. These artists explore trans content in their multidisciplinary work and are interested in a discussion about LGBTQ archives and the “Ts” and “Qs” often missing from historical records. The performance will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dean Spade, assistant professor at the Seattle University School of Law.


Also come to see Catherine Lord’s To Whom It May Concern, in its last week on view at ONE Archives.


Presented by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative

Organized by Onya Hogan-Finlay, David Frantz and Mia Locks. co-sponsored by LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)

Holiday Hours for “Cruising the Archive”

Happy Holidays from ONE Archives! Below are the holiday hours for both the main archive and gallery. If you haven’t already seen Cruising the Archive or To Whom It May Concern, we hope you get to the shows in 2012. The image above is from Robert Opel’s Fuck You Santa Claus, on view in Cruising the Archive: Wink Wink.

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

909 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007

CLOSED December 23, 2011 – January 3, 2012


ONE Archives Gallery & Museum

626 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

CLOSED December 23-25, 2011 and January 1, 2012


Above: Still from Fuck You Santa Claus, c. 1978. Digital transfer of 16mm film, 19
minutes. Produced and directed by Robert Opel, Fey Way Productions, Los Angeles. ONE Archives Collection of Film and Video at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, Los Angeles. Donated by the Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives


See “Cruising the Archive” Thanksgiving weekend!

If you haven’t seen Cruising the Archive, two-parts of the exhibition will be open this Thanksgiving weekend. Be sure to check out the shows! ONE Archives’ Thanksgiving weekend hours are below:

Cruising the Archive: Wink Wink at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum in West Hollywood will be open during normal hours this weekend: Friday, 4:30-8:30pm and Saturday/Sunday, 1-5pm. More info here.

Cruising the Archive: Rare Looks at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th, but will be open Saturday, November 26th, from 11-5pm. More info here. If you stop by the archive, be sure to see Catherine Lord’s installation To Whom It May Concern.

Above: John Quitman, Unknown (Four legs, two arms), c. 1960s. Ink, charcoal, pencil, and chalk on paper, 25 x 19 inches. John Quitman Lynch Collection. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

Have a look at Catherine Lord’s installation “To Whom It May Concern”

To Whom It May Concern, a site-specific installation by artist Catherine Lord, is on view at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives near USC through March 3, 2012. Be sure to check it out! More information here.



Catherine Lord, To Whom It May Concern, 2011. Laminated inkjet prints, paint. Installation photographs: Nori Minami.


“Cruising the Archive” On View Now!

Cruising the Archive opens today! Please visit Cruising the Archive: Wink Wink at ONE Archives Gallery & Museum and Cruising the Archive: Rare Looks at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives. Directions, hours and parking information is available here.

We hope to see you at the opening reception for Wink Wink on Oct. 15th and the opening reception for Rare Looks and To Whom It May Concern on Oct. 22nd!

Above: Sidney Bronstein, Unknown (Soldiers on Beach), 1951. Oil on canvas board, 17 3⁄4 x 14 inches. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives