Qcc and The Center Events
Qcc and The Center Events
The LGBT Center is collaborating with the Queer Cultural Center (QCC), the areas premier LGBT arts organization, to coordinate visual and performing arts programs. A large gallery room on the 3rd floor accommodates 41people and many smaller areas throughout The Center are reserved for art exhibits and performances, such as portions of QCCs National Queer Arts Festival. In addition, The Center provides a 2,300 square foot multipurpose room that can be used as an auditorium. The multipurpose room has a large retractable video screen for films, a stage, a sound and lighting system, and a green room. QCC serves approximately 50,000 people each year and shares its 3rd-floor office space with the Harvey Milk Institute. Before The Centers establishment, QCC did not have an arts space from which to operate. Founded in 1993, QCC has been extremely successful in building relationships with San Franciscos arts organizations, artists and technicians.
Qcc and The Center Gallery Program
Located in The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Gallery at The Center our program is one of the first museum-quality spaces in the US dedicated exclusively to the presentation of queer art historical and contemporary.
The Queer Cultural Center and the Community Center will be offering a two-fold program in the gallery exploring queer creativity and visual culture.
The Queer Cultural Center will present the work of nationally and internationally established artists whose practices have influenced contemporary art history and cultural debates. This part of the program will provide a coherent series of three exhibitions a year where queer meanings in art are being examined exposing the various forms and directions which queer visual culture might take.
In addition, the Queer Cultural Center and the Community Center will encourage collaboration with members of the community to present a series of community-based shows. These exhibitions will present works in a wide range of media created or interpreted by members of the Bay Areas LGBT communities. This will introduce new possibilities of reflection on various aspects of our communities history, culture and creativity.
With this dynamic, two-fold approach, the Gallery will actively participate in queer cultural debates shaping todays queer visual cultures, and will promote an active cultural dialogue within and beyond the regions LGBT communities.
Exhibitions are free for everyone. The Gallery is on the third floor and there is wheelchair access.
Founded in 1993 Qcc is a multidisciplinary arts presenting organization that conducts artistic and interpretive programs exploring queer identity issues.
Our programs promote the careers of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender artists, foster the growth of queer arts organizations and serve queer and non-queer audiences alike.
By presenting, exhibiting and screening queer artists' work QCC contributes a multicultural perspective on the Lesbian/Gay/ Bisexual and Transgender experience.
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