A Celebration of Family Exhibition Preview: Love Makes a Family: Portraits of LGBTQ+ People and Their Families

Stokes/DuPree Family2

Stokes/DuPree Family
Pictured: Roberta Stokes, Jaqué DuPree, Edwian (9), and Nabowire (9)
Gigi Kaeser
New York, ca. 1995
Tri-X print on lustre paper

This summer, part of the Maltz Museum’s A Celebration of Family exhibition features the critically acclaimed traveling collection, Love Makes A Family: Portraits of LGBTQ+ People and Their Families. (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) This groundbreaking work will be on view at the Museum from June 2 to September 1, 2024.

Consuelo Burning Cloud

Consuelo Burning Cloud
Pictured: Consuelo Burning Cloud, Falcon Meguel, Frank Sison (14)
Gigi Kaeser
Wisconsin, ca. 1995
Tri-X print on lustre paper

Intended for audiences of all ages, Love Makes a Family seeks to offer a window into families that have LGBTQ+ members. Through first-person accounts and positive images, this exhibition challenges damaging myths about LGBTQ+ people and their families.

Benjamin/Zellers Family

Benjamin/Zellers Family
Pictured: Sheila Benjamin, Bonnie Zellers, Eric Demarco Benjamin (18), Elan Biko Benjamin (15 Months)
Gigi Kaeser
Massachusetts, ca. 1995
Tri- print on lustre paper

The exhibit includes 43 photographs primarily by Gigi Kaeser and interviews by Peggy Gillespie and was created by the Family Diversity Projects, a non-profit organization in Amherst, MA. The narratives are designed especially for younger children.

Sergeant Kenneth Watson, Annie

Sergeant Kenneth Watson, Annie
Gigi Kaeser
Wisconsin, ca. 1995
Tri-X print on lustre paper

Love Makes a Family can help prevent bullying behaviors and discrimination. By encouraging people of all ages — beginning in early childhood — to affirm and appreciate the diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity, this traveling exhibit contributes to the dismantling of the destructive power of prejudice and intolerance. Love Makes a Family’s mission is to make the world a safer place for all people.

Jurs/Allen Family

Jurs/Allen Family
Pictured: Barbara Allen, Robin Jurs, Hannah (10), Cody (7)
Gigi Kaeser
Massachusetts, ca. 1995
Tri-X print on lustre paper

Join Us for A Celebration of Family Opening Day, Sunday, June 2, 11:00 am–5:00 pm

 


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