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Pencil This In: "Curator's Bare All" At Chicago History Museum

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 8, 2012 6:40PM

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Oil Painting Mural from Gold Coast bar, 1973, by Dom “Etienne” Orejudos. The Gold Coast bar opened in 1958, making Chicago the first city in the country to have a leather bar.

Have you made it down to the Chicago History Museum for its current Out in Chicago exhibition looking at the city's LGBT history? Here's another reason to do so. Tonight exhibit co-curators Jill Austin and Jennifer Brier will discuss how they put it all together in a moderated discussion with sex advice columnist and activist Dan Savage and his brother, Northwestern professor Bill Savage. Austin and Brier discuss what was possible with the exhibit—and what wasn’t. They will share examples of stories that they felt they could do justice to and ones they couldn’t, reflecting on what they saw they did well and what they felt they did not complete.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m., with a cocktail reception at 5:30. Admission is $12 ($10 for museum members). Online sales have closed; call 312-642-4600 for ticket availability.

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