The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History Announces Pop-Up Bloomington

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For Immediate Release: The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History Announces Pop-Up Bloomington
12 – 5pm, October 17th – 23rd
Bloomington, Indiana

The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History is excited to announce Pop-Up Bloomington, a co-sponsored event between the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, Indiana University’s GLBT Student Support Services Office, and the Kinsey Institute. The show will include works by over a dozen artists, on topics ranging from wimmin’s separatist land to the life of Billy Strayhorn.

This exhibition is part of a larger Indiana University exploration of queer history through a number of different mediums, centered around the first collegiate production of Aaron Loeb’s play Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party. ALBGDP will be a jumping off point into social, academic, artistic and political discourses that surround queer American history. Other events include an academic panel on doing queer history, artist talks, and a dance party. A full schedule of events is included at the end of this press release.

Dr. Rachel Mattson, a board member of the Pop-Up Museum, will also be offering her workshop “Teaching Queer Histories: A Workshop for K-12 Educators.” If you are interested in attending, please email her

The Pop-Up Museum will be open daily from noon to 5:00pm, October 17th – 23rd at:

GLBT Student Support Services Office
Indiana University
705 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408-3809

For more information about the show, please contact:

For more information about the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, please contact:

List of exhibit makers: Sarah Jenny Bleviss, Samantha Box, Rodney Evans, Ariel Federow, Brian Ferrari, Avram Finkelstein, Alexis Handwerker/The Hear Me Roar Project, Amber Hollibaugh, Kate Huh, I’m From Driftwood, Jonathan Ned Katz, The Lesbian Herstory Archives, Emily North, Tavia Nyong’o, The Old Lesbian Oral History Project, Kate Redburn, Sarah G. Sharp, Michelle Temple


The creative team of Abraham Lincoln’s Big, Gay Dance Party is excited to announce the following events in Bloomington, Indiana this October:

Friday, October 21

4.30p Academic panel titled “Queer History in ‘Real America’; Subjugated Knowledges in 21st Century Education” (John Waldron Auditorium)
5.30p Artist’s talk by Len Prince and a gallery opening immediately following (Kinsey Institute)
8.00p ALBGDP opens (John Waldron Auditorium)

Saturday, October 22

12-1.30p Forum Theatre Session (Rachael’s Cafe)
2-6.00p Rachel Mattson presents: “Teaching Queer Histories: A Workshop for K-12 Educators” (IU’s campus – e-mail to reserve a spot)
8.00p ALBGDP (John Waldron Auditorium)
11.00p A Big, Gay Dance Party (Rachael’s Cafe)

Sunday, October 23

11.00a Talkback with Cast and Creative Team (Kirkwood)
2.00p ALBGDP (John Waldron Auditorium)

October 17-23

Everyday Noon-5.00p The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History featuring art exhibits from around the nation, the Kinsey Institute, artists from Indiana, a timeline of local queer history and other pieces (IU GLBT Center)

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