While we fight amongst ourselves over which couples should be recognized by the church and state and which social roles and physical traits are appropriate for which sets of gonads, some intelligent people look outside of their current and local settings to explore how others have created space for diversity and defined themselves freely. This weekend, George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will present "The Gender Show," an exhibition of more than 200 photographs from the mid-19th century through today that portray gender in archetypal and non-traditional and subversive ways.
The show includes works by Julia Margaret Cameron, Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Frank, Cindy Sherman, Edward Steichen, Andy Warhol, and others, with famous subjects such as Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Frida Kahlo, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill. "The Gender Show" opens Saturday, June 15, and continues through Sunday, October 13. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5-$12, and members and children ages 12 and under are admitted for free. For more information, call 271-3361, or visit eastmanhouse.org.
The Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery will host the annual fundraiser, the Art & Treasures Sale, from Friday, June 14, through Sunday, June 16, at the MAG (500 University Ave.). The popular event features gently used antiques, jewelry, linens, china, silver, household items, small furniture pieces, artwork, and more. Hours are Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Admission is free, except for the "early bird" preview night on Thursday, June 13, 6-8 p.m., when admission will be $10 at the door. For more information, call 276-8900 or visit mag.rochester.edu.