Join us for this FREE exhibit launch/opening. No rsvp required.
The second exhibit in our ROAR festival, Outliers will explore queer history in Calgary through artifacts, ephemera, video footage, and photographs. Lougheed House is partnering with Queer Arts Society to develop this exhibit. The Society has a collection of objects related to Calgary’s fascinating queer history that will be displayed in the Lougheed House gallery to explore the queer stories of the Beltline neighbourhood, queer culture, and activism. This exhibit also explores connections between the community and the history of Lougheed House. For many years in the 1970s and 1980s, Calgary’s Gay Prostitution Stroll was centered around the Lougheed House gardens, known within the gay community as “the Fruit Loop”. This exhibit will explore a narrative that is currently untold within the House, bringing awareness to and centering an important story in the House’s history.