For many LGBTQ people, books are the first place where we see pieces of ourselves and our identities come alive, making books critical to the process of identity formation. This fall Pop-Up Founding Director Hugh Ryan and award winning queer author Sassafras Lowrey are co-curating an exhibit at the New York Public Library Jefferson Market Branch sponsored by the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History and Lambda Literary Foundation highlighting the unique relationship between LGBTQ people and literature. Books can be lifelines for LGBTQ people isolated by geographic area or other life circumstances, and we seek to break down the divide between the author and reader, to create conversation through art exploring the role of the queer book within our community.

These dioramas will be displayed at the New York Public Library’s Jefferson Market Branch in August / September 2014.

Here is more information about the three events that will be happening in August and September while the Dioramas are up on display:

Queer Book Diorama Show Events:


Friday, August 1st – 7pm
New York Public Library – Jefferson Market Branch
425 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011

Join us for the Opening Reception for the Queer Book Diorama Show curated by Sassafras Lowrey and Hugh Ryan!
Be the first to see queer books come to life in dioramas, celebrate with artists!


Friday, September 5th-7pm
New York Public Library – Jefferson Market Branch
425 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011

Join Queer Book Diorama Artists from the United States, Canada, and South Africa for a conversation about their artistic process, queer art, and queer literature!Melissa Sky, Almah Alchemy, Michelle Morgan, Daniel Rosza Lang Levitsky, Jacky Flagg, Ketch Wehr, Kate Conroy, Michael Moran. Panel moderated by diorama show curators Hugh Ryan and Sassafras Lowrey.

Friday, September 19, 2014 – 7pm
New York Public Library – Jefferson Market Branch
425 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011

Join celebrated author Jack Halberstam and artist Jenny Lin in a conversation about queer art, queer literature and the relationship between author and reader/artist. Jack Halberstam’s “Female Masculinity” was the subject/inspiration for Jenny Lin’s diorama in the Queer Book Diorama Show. Moderated by curators Hugh Ryan and Sassafras Lowrey.

QUEER BOOK DIORAMA SHOW

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