While Out & About: Queer Life in Iowa City will be on display in the Main Library Gallery through June 30 this year, the virtual version is now available to view online into the foreseeable future.
The tour features 360° photos of the Main Library Gallery, which allow the viewer to move from area to area and get a feel for the space. The text panels and the items on display are clickable, meaning close-up views of most objects are available along with insights from the curatorial team.
To read about the specific items on display in the Main Library Gallery for this exhibition, check out the exhibit guide online.
More about this exhibit:
Curated by Madde Hoberg with Aiden Bettine, Out & About: Queer Life in Iowa City is an exhibition about some of the many LGBTQ+ people and organizations in Iowa City’s history. Across the decades, queer folks in Iowa City and at the University of Iowa have created spaces in which to gather, to find support, and build community. The exhibit invites exploration of the diverse and complex history of LGBTQ life through an Iowa City lens.
Documents, photos, artifacts, and ephemera from local archives help recount stories from the recent past about queer student groups, local businesses and organizations, and publications. Materials on display in the exhibition are from the University Archives and Iowa Women’s Archives in Special Collections & Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries, from the LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library in Iowa City, and from community members.
Thank you to the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums for partnering with the Main Library Gallery to make this virtual experience available.