GALLERY 220 UPCOMING EXHIBIT - THE ART OF DRAG
September 30 - November 12
The Art of Drag seeks to explore the evolution, history and social impact of modern drag as both a visual and performance art. The exhibit will also highlight the stories behind the performers themselves, exploring themes such as survivorship, trauma-healing, and weight and body image, as well as socially imposed double standards regarding clothing and self-expression across genders.
A key aspect of Gallery 220’s mission as a fine art gallery is to “[promote] intellectually provocative artistic discourse.”
For this show specifically, we aim to debunk common misconceptions about this art form and educate the Public by featuring historical references of famous drag icons (for example, Baltimore’s own Divine) alongside physical costumes, photography, paintings, and video essays that explore the “behind the scenes” aspects of drag and the personalities behind the performance.
Find out more about the artists who live, work, perform, teach and sell in the Havre de Grace A&E District.
Are you a local artist? Complete the submission form on the Havre de Grace A&E District Artist Registry which helps our local community connect with literary, visual and performing artitsts.
The Havre de Grace Arts Collective is a 501(c)(3) organization which includes the Havre de Grace Arts & Entertainment District, Gallery 220, the Arts by the Bay Gallery and the Havre de Grace Public Art Committee.
The Havre de Grace Arts Collective is funded in part through grants from the City of Havre de Grace, Maryland State Arts Council, Harford County Department of Community and Economic Development, the Maryland State Arts Council through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board and the Maryland Department of Disabilities.