Spurlock Museum announces upcoming exhibit: “In Her Closet - How to Make a Drag Queen” from September 15, 2019–May 3, 2020. When you hear “drag queen,” what comes to mind? Perhaps pink feathers, sequins, sky-high heels, corsets, impossible proportions, duct tape, a pound of stage makeup, and a healthy portion of sass. The popularity of drag has exploded in recent years, and so have the questions and curiosities related to drag artistry. This exhibit takes a step into the closet of the drag queen and highlights the aesthetic practices of costuming and styling that make her fabulous. How do drag queens get “that look”? Is it just her attitude and fierceness, or is there strategy and intentional craft involved? In Her Closet explores these questions and curates a selection of costumes and materials donated by several drag performers connected to the Champaign-Urbana area.
The Exhibit Opening is Sunday, September 15 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Information will be listed on the Museum’s events website at www.spurlock.illinois.edu and Facebook calendar at https://www.facebook.com/pg/SpurlockMuseum/events.