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Free Family Day
April 3 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
FREE FAMILY DAY
Sunday, April 3 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 3rd is your LAST CHANCE to experience Homecoming Queen: The Wonderful World of Utica Queen and we are celebrating with a Free Family Day! Admission is free all day for everyone, 11am – 4pm. Visitors of all ages can enjoy art activities and a scavenger hunt from 1 – 4:00 PM. Join a guided exhibition tour with Curator Zoe Cinel at 2:00 PM and learn the inspiration and back story about the garments showcased in Homecoming Queen.
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Galleries and shop open with free admission
1:00 – 4:00 PM Drop-in art activities will be available for visitors to enjoy
2:00 – 3:00 PM Join a tour of “Homecoming Queen” with Curator Zoe Cinel
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Homecoming Queen invites visitors to explore the wonderful world of Utica Queen, star of Season 13 of the Emmy-winning pop-culture phenomenon RuPaul’s Drag Race. The exhibition features garments, accessories and original design sketches by Ethan Mundt (Utica Queen), editorial photographs of the Drag Race alum by photographers Ben Seagren, Dan Little, Eric Magnussen, Liam James and Trevor Beaty, and a short documentary highlighting Mundt’s background and creative process by Tatyana Kurepina.
Homecoming Queen is the first-ever exhibition that positions a drag performer as a visual artist via their creations. The show features elements of everything from fashion and photography to pop culture and gender expression. Through this exhibition, the Art Center demonstrates its commitment to provide a space for communities that have been historically marginalized, like the LGBTQIA+ community, to see themselves represented and celebrated as talented Minnesota artists.
Thank you to our amazing sponsors and partners:
PFund Foundation, White Space, Wells Fargo, 3D Virtual REALty, Grant Amadio, Nogo Homes, Travis & Dave Stanton, Lee Knight & Sharon Van De North, Paul & Maggie Scanlon, Brad & Rebecca Nuss, Daniel & Jef Hall-Flavin, Joan Weber & Ann Farrell, CRW Architecture + Design, RCTC LGBTQ+ Club, Brooke Burch, Tracy Austin, Allison & Jenna Bowman, Rochester Women Magazine, St. Charles Teachers, University of Minnesota Rochester
Additional exhibitions on view:
“Counterspaces” | Katayoun Amjadi: “The Names We Change” | Amarama Vercnocke: “He(ART) and Soul: Art Created in the Pandemic”
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.