Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 will take place over three exhibition spaces throughout Los Angeles. Information on each exhibition site is below.


Cruising the Archive: Rare Looks

October 1, 2011- May 31, 2012 Extended through June 23, 2012

Rare Looks presents artworks alongside archival materials, emulating the archive as a site for engaging with historical materials. Artists in Rare Looks include Veray Bizelle, Sidney Bronstein, Rudi Gernreich, Sister Corita Kent, Robert Legorreta (Cyclona), Mundo Meza, Kate Millett, John Quitman, Lisa Moschini, and Alva Rogers, Patssi Valdez, and others.

Also on view: To Whom It May Concern, a site-specific project by Catherine Lord

Opening reception on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 5-8pm.

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Parking is free. Enter parking lot off of Scarff Street.
Admission is free – suggested donation of $5
Hours: Tuesday & Friday, 1:30 – 5:30pm; Wednesday & Thursday 3:30 – 9:00pm; Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm; Closed Sunday & Monday


Cruising the Archive: Queer Worldmaking

January 24, 2012- May 31, 2012*

Queer Worldmaking presents a range of documents, photographs and ephemera from the collections at ONE Archives. This show includes some artworks, such as a drawing by activist Ivy Bottini, but will primarily present objects suitable for viewing in a library context. In many cases these archival materials are directly related to artworks exhibited in Wink Wink and Rare Looks. Queer Worldmaking will include queer publications from Los Angeles such as Vice Versa, ONE Magazine, Transvestia, and The Lesbian Tide, a silver lamé jacket worn by singer and club owner Beverly Shaw, photographs and materials related to FTM philanthropist Reed Erickson, performance ephemera from drag star Charles Pierce, an original mask by Radical Faerie mask-maker Kenneth Bartmess, and a pink leather motorcycle outfit worn by Lee Leonard in a Christopher Street West pride parade during the 1970s.

Opening reception on Tuesday, January 24, 2011, 5-7pm, followed by the panel discussion Queer Aesthetics and Archival Practices.
Reception presented by USC Libraries

Doheny Memorial Library, Treasure Room
University of Southern California (University Park Campus)
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0185

The Doheny Memorial Library is located in the center of campus at USC, adjacent to Alumni Park and across from Bovard Auditorium. The closest available public parking is located at Parking Structure 2 (PS2). Enter garage off of Flower Street north of Exposition Boulevard.
Admission is free
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 10:00pm; Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, 9:00pm – 5:00pm; Sunday, 12:00pm – 8:00pm

* Please note, previous material listed Cruising the Archive: Queer Worldmaking as opening on January 11, 2012.


Cruising the Archive: Wink Wink has closed, however Let Your Body In, a group show of contemporary queer artists alongside artworks from the collections at ONE, is on view April 21 – July 1, 2012 at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum. More information here.

Cruising the Archive: Wink Wink

October 1, 2011- April 1, 2012

Wink Wink presents artworks that convey a particular emphasis on social scenes, queer humor, playfulness, and abstraction. Artists in Wink Wink include Steven Arnold, Don Bachardy, Mitch Berman, B. Bow, Sidney Bronstein, Claire Falkenstein, Anthony Friedkin, Sister Corita Kent, Robert Legorreta (Cyclona), McAlister, Kate Millett, Robert Opel, Phranc, John Quitman, Don Sorenson, Anne Stockwell, Patssi Valdez, and others.

Opening reception on Saturday, October 15, 2011, 5-8pm.

ONE Archives Gallery & Museum
626 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Enter gallery on El Tovar Place. Parking is free for the first hour at a parking lot at the end of El Tovar Place.
Admission is free – suggested donation of $5
Hours: Friday, 4:30 – 8:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00pm; Closed Monday – Thursday