Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month with the Asian Pasifika Arts Collective and the Strand Theater at The AAPI Women’s Voices Theatre Festival (live) which opened on Friday, May 6, 2022 and runs through Sunday, May 22. Thursday-Saturday performances start at 8pm, Sunday matinees start at 2pm.
Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love will feature more than 45 paintings and works on paper made between 2019 and 2022, that weave together motifs found in historical paintings with recognizable 21st-century moments to create new worlds based in Toor’s imagination. Among the works are several made especially for the exhibition and inspired by paintings in the BMA’s renowned 17th- to 19th-century European collection, such as Sir Anthony van Dyck’s Rinaldo and Armida (1629).
Historian David K. Johnson joins us to tell the story of how, during the Cold War, LGBTQ people were forced out of state and federal government jobs and were accused of being national security threats. Senator Joseph McCarthy claimed that the Roosevelt and Truman administrations were havens for LGBTQ employees, sparking what came to be known as the Lavender Scare.