As the World Burns: Queer Photography and Nightlife in Boston

Thursday, March 14, 2024
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36)
Ticket Required
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Explore the relationship between community photographic practices, queer nightlife, and gay liberation in Boston. In the early 1970s, the Boston area became an important hub of gay culture, activism, and nightlife—and home to a flourishing scene of photography. Many queer artists and community members turned to photography to chronicle, elevate, and enrich their disparate experiences of nightlife and sex. Following the lecture, join speaker Jackson Davidow for a tour of the exhibition “As the World Burns: Queer Photography and Nightlife in Boston” at Tufts University Art Galleries at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Jack Davidow, art historian, curator, and fellow at Harvard Art Museums

Course Packages

Purchase a ticket package for the full four-session “Creative Networks: The Boston Art Scene in the 1970s and ’80s” course. Please note that this option is not available after the date of the first session.

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To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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