Spurlock Museum - General

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    • All Day
    • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    When you hear “drag queen,” what comes to mind? The popularity of drag has exploded in recent years, and so have the questions and curiosities related to drag artistry. This exhibit explores these questions and curates a selection of costumes and materials loaned by several drag performers connected to the local area.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    • All Day
    • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    When you hear “drag queen,” what comes to mind? The popularity of drag has exploded in recent years, and so have the questions and curiosities related to drag artistry. This exhibit explores these questions and curates a selection of costumes and materials loaned by several drag performers connected to the local area.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

    • All Day
    • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    When you hear “drag queen,” what comes to mind? The popularity of drag has exploded in recent years, and so have the questions and curiosities related to drag artistry. This exhibit explores these questions and curates a selection of costumes and materials loaned by several drag performers connected to the local area.

Friday, January 31, 2020

    • All Day
    • Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana

    When you hear “drag queen,” what comes to mind? The popularity of drag has exploded in recent years, and so have the questions and curiosities related to drag artistry. This exhibit explores these questions and curates a selection of costumes and materials loaned by several drag performers connected to the local area.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Sunday, February 2, 2020

    • 1:00 - 3:30 pm

    Join artist Annie Hart for an afternoon of creating through repurposing! Annie’s look in the exhibit In Her Closet: How to Make a Drag Queen features garments and accessories she created by rethinking and reusing materials. See more of Annie’s creations on Instagram at @anniehartdrag.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

    • 1:00 - 3:30 pm
    • Spurlock Museum

    At this free family program highlighting Russia and Eastern Europe, activities include a storytelling session, a Fabergé egg presentation and craft, and a table of touchable artifacts to explore. The program is held in collaboration with the University of Illinois Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Center.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

    • 7:00 pm
    • Spurlock Museum

    Storyteller and activist Dovie Thomason (Lakota, Apache and Scot descent) uses her indigenous ancestry to weave an epic story that deconstructs the phenomenon of Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1880s “Wild West” spectacle. Over a century later, Thomason upgrades Cody’s so-called history lesson, reframing this narrative through Native experience.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

    • 2:00 pm
    • Spurlock Museum

    For decades, the First Nations of North America suffered the loss of their children to government boarding schools, where they were forcibly “re-educated” in programs intended to speed their assimilation and “civilization,” at the cost of culture and identity.

Sunday, February 23, 2020