Doris Fish: Ego as Artform – Opening Reception
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GLBT Historical Society Museum | 4127 18th St. San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
This event celebrates the launch of a new exhibition, “Doris Fish: Ego as Artform.” The program will include remarks from curator Ms. Bob Davis and light refreshments. This exhibition will include pieces from Fish’s personal and professional life, and showcase the power of drag to change the world.
Doris Fish was an Australian-born drag performer, actor, writer and artist who split his time between Sydney, Australia and San Francisco, California. He co-wrote and starred in the cult classic film “Vegas in Space,” performed with the drag group Sluts-A-Go-Go, protested the exclusion of drag performers from Pride parades, and increased national visibility of drag by appearing on a wide-selling greeting-card series and a number of talk shows. Fish became one of the most prominent and beloved drag queens in 1980s San Francisco until his death from AIDS complications in 1991.
The exhibition coincides with the release of a new book by Craig Seligman, Who Does That Bitch Think She Is?: Doris Fish and the Rise of Drag. Seligman and Davis will be hosting a book talk on Friday, April 28. For tickets and more information, click here.
This exhibition opens Friday, April 21 and will remain on display through fall 2023.
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Categories: Art & Museums, In Person, LGBTQ+, Pride