The Wilcox Archives manages a robust exhibition program of three to four exhibitions per year, most mounted in our Archives Gallery in the Center’s lobby. The aim of our program is to expose the community to materials from the archives while telling engaging and meaningful stories related to LGBTQ history. We desire to celebrate the lives of our diverse community, highlighting activists who made a difference in our community as well as those who lived very ordinary lives. Our exhibits aim to be informative, provocative, and of import to today’s LGBTQ community.
Propose an Exhibit
We are interested in collaborating with individuals, community groups, or other collecting institutions to develop new exhibits both within the walls of the Center and beyond. We plan our exhibits at least a year in advance. We prioritize those that can make creative use of our archival materials, those that tell a fresh and compelling story, and those that embrace under-represented portions of our community. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibilities.
The Archives will evaluate requests to lend materials and reproductions for exhibition at other institutions when the policies and facilities of those institutions meet accepted national exhibition loan standards of security, climate control, and insurance coverage, and when proper credit is given to William Way LGBT Community Center and the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives. Institutions wishing to borrow materials should begin the process early (often a year or more in advance) and must submit proper documentation before an agreement will be signed. Please contact us at email@example.com to learn more.