MFA Thesis Exhibition: Onya Hogan-Finlay, My Taste in Men
Graduate Fine Arts Building University Park Campus Gayle & Ed Roski MFA Gallery
Closing Reception: Friday, March 25: 6-10 pm
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives joins Onya Hogan-Finlay, Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts, to launch My Taste in Men.
This exhibition examines hidden treasures from the ONE Archives art and archival collections and features a range previously “unseen” holdings including paintings, drawings, photos, videos, fanzines, postest placards, periodicals, buttons and banners that date back to early homophile culture, as well as FBI files on blacklisted artists.
The exhibition will conclude with live presentations at a closing reception with refreshments on Friday, March 25th featuring:
- 6-10 PM - The Miracle Bookmobile will distribute free, used literature with a focus on queer content from co-founder Kelly Besser’s Jeep.
- 7 PM - Exhibition Walk-through with ONE Archivist Loni Shibuyama and Visual Art Collections curator Mia Locks will provide historical context, counterpoint and quirky anecdotes for the artworks and archival material on display.
- 8 PM - “All-American Jewish Lesbian Folksinger," Phranc with her ukulele musical interpretations of vintage Vaudevillian songs originally sung by male impersonators in a short video screening.
My Taste in Men is made possible by generous support of the following co-sponsors: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, Roski School of Fine Arts, GPSS LGBT and Allies Concerns Committee, LGBT Resource Centre, and Lambda LGBT Alumni Association. Consultation from EscherGuneWardena Architecture and wallpaper printed by Astek Inc.
About ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives Incorporated in 1952, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives is the oldest ongoing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization in the western hemisphere. ONE Archives is dedicated to collecting, preserving, documenting, studying, and communicating LGBT history, challenges, and aspirations. With more than two million artifacts, ONE Archives is believed to house the largest collection of LGBT memorabilia in the world. Visit ONE Archives online.