Friday, January 22, 2016

The Center & Google LGBT Site

Google Street View brings Keith Haring’s “Once Upon a Time” mural & other masterpieces online for all to enjoy. Now over 150 artifacts from The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) can be viewed online by people around the world due to a new partnership with the Google Cultural Institute. The Center will launch its collection of exhibits as the first LGBT specific space featured on the Institute’s growing platform. With this new virtual exhibition, users will be able to see The Center’s iconic Keith Haring mural, pieces by David LaChapelle & Barbara Sandler plus many other Center treasures in just a few clicks. Using the Street View feature, people can move around The Center virtually, selecting works that interest them & clicking to discover more or diving into the high resolution images, where available. Glennda Testone, Executive Director at The Center stated, “We’ve spent the past couple of years renovating our physical space to be the home that LGBT New Yorkers deserve. Now we’re thrilled to partner with the Google Cultural Institute to invite people around the world to experience our building, our history, our home, satisfying their hunger for a connection to the LGBT community & the incredibly rich stories that live within our walls.” Some of the most important items of the online exhibition are: Keith Haring’s mural, “Once Upon A Time”, which celebrates male sexual liberation in the days before the AIDS epidemic, photography of the very first NYC Pride March in 1970. This celebration has grown from 2,000 participants & spectators to over 1.8 million & a snapshot of gay life & leisure from the 1940s, as shown in photos from The Center’s National History Archive.
For Info & View Exhibit…
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