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  • Rainbow hearts on a desk with text that reads Museum From Home DIY
  • Family sitting grouped together, looking various digital devices
  • Movie poster for I Am Divine

Gabrielle Clermont and Karly Boileau | June 11, 2020

#MuseumFromHome DIY is a new series from Cambridge Art Galleries with carefully curated content just for you. Each entry focuses on a new theme!

Happy Pride everyone! This week (and all month long) we are celebrating all the ways the LGBTQ2S+ community make us collectively better. From awareness of important issues to stunning art that makes us think, the contributions are endless and definitely worth celebrating. Grab your rainbow flag and join the party!

This year Pride Toronto is going virtual! Check out their list of virtual events you can attend so you can celebrate at home.

General Idea was a Canadian artist collective founded by AA Bronson, Felix Partz, and Jorge Zontal in 1969. The group helped establish the Canadian art scene by addressing important social issues through their work, such as AIDS activism. Learn more about General Idea with this free digital art book - General Idea: Life and Work by Sarah E.K. Smith.

Catherine Opie is a contemporary photographic artist whose work looks at queer culture and personal identity. Watch this short interview with The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Catherine Opie's Groundbreaking Queer Portraiture, or watch this segment from Art21 episode 'Change' featuring Catherine Opie.

Keith Haring, known for his pop and graffiti style of art, was an artist and activist whose work centered around AIDS awareness. Check out the Tate's Five Things To Know: Keith Haring or watch The Universe of Keith Haring, a 2008 documentary.

For some fun family craft time, check out this HuffPost Canada article: 13 rainbow craft ideas to help kids celebrate Pride. Or make your own Pride Flag with Drag Queen Story Hour.

Bonus Content**

Born Harris Glenn Milstead, Divine, was the star of numerous John Waters' films and was proclaimed 'The Drag Queen of the Century' by People magazine in 1988. The documentary, I Am Divine, is "a definitive biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon's emotional complexities and rise to infamy."

Out Late is an inspirational and moving documentary about five individuals who made the courageous and life-altering decision to come out as lesbian, gay, or transgender, after the age of 55.

Dr. Evelyn Hooker is often described as the "Rosa Parks of the gay rights movement." Learn how her research culminated in the 1974 decision by the American Psychiatric society to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders in Changing our Minds: The story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker.

Book pick up service starts June 16th! Borrow the exhibition catalogue for the Art Gallery of Ontario's exhibition: General Idea: haute culture: a retrospective 1969-1994.
Or check out these great stories for families:
Sparkle Boy
Julián is a Mermaid
Worm loves Worm
A Family is a Family is a Family

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