The Rainbow Flag: A Children's History
An evening of story time welcoming both adults and children that will introduce them to the rainbow flag, the most celebrated symbol of the LGBTQ community. Author Michelle Millar Fisher and illustrator Kat Kuang will read from and describe the process in creating their new children’s book, The Rainbow Flag: Bright, Bold and Beautiful, (Museum of Modern Art, 2019), a story about artist Gilbert Baker and a group of friends who in 1978 created the colorful flag that would come to be a worldwide emblem of love and an icon of modern design.
Copies of "The Rainbow Flag" will be available for purchase and signing.
This program is being held in conjunction with the exhibition “Performance, Protest and Politics: The Art of Gilbert Baker,” currently on display at the GLBT Historical Society Museum.
Michelle Millar Fisher is a Scottish author and is the Ronald C. And Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She previously worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fisher is a former curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she helped acquire an example of the flag for MoMA’s permanent collection.
Kat Kuang is a San Francisco-based artist and illustrator. She draws inspiration from explorations of nuance in relationships and identity. Her work has previously been shown in the Bay Area and in print publications.
The GLBT Historical Society Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
$5.00 | Free for members
Limited seating: RSVP required
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Image credit: Detail of cover illustration of The Rainbow Flag: Bright, Bold and Beautiful; courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Fr 6. Dezember, 2019 19.00 bis 21.00
CA 94114 San Francisco US