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Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5pm to 6pm

Houghton Library, Harvard University, Edison and Newman Room, 1st Floor View map

Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA, 02138

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All are welcome to attend the opening reception for Houghton Library's latest exhibition, American Drag. Enjoy refreshments while taking in the photographs, ephemera, and other original materials on display.


Over the course of the twentieth century, drag performance in the United States developed from something of a novelty act into an independent and impactful performance genre that permeated American culture. This exhibition traces the evolution of American drag, calling attention to the ways in which it both reflected and inspired changing perceptions of femininity, masculinity, and sexuality.


When visiting Houghton Library, face coverings are recommended but not required.


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