Jim Wilke
Jim Wilkie, Phoenix, AZ, 1990 (c) Blake Little, 2012

2012 Diversity in the West programming sponsored by  
Out West
This event included in price of admission.

On the fifth anniversary of the premier of Brokeback Mountain, the Autry National Center in Los Angeles exhibited the two iconic shirts worn by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in the film. This exhibition was conceived by author Gregory Hinton. Surrounding this installation, Hinton created the Out West program series to illuminate positive contributions of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) community to the history and culture of the American West.

Join us on Aug.18 for the presentation “Out West: GLBT Hidden Histories” and “Beyond Brokeback: The Impact of a Film”. In addition, there will be a screening of the film Brokeback Mountain. This landmark showing is the first time Out West has come out east, giving audiences here an opportunity to explore this fascinating subject.

Out West: GLBT Hidden Histories (1:30 p.m.)
Eiteljorg Museum curators, in addition to Gregory Hinton and Jim Wilke will present a talk and gallery tour using Western and Native American art and artifacts and contemporary art to tell little-known stories of GLBT historical figures of in Western America. The exhibit will highlight work by artists Marsden Hartley and Alfred Jacob Miller. Wilke, an authority on the American West, with a special emphasis on GLBT Western history and culture, previously worked at the Autry National Center. Formerly a rodeo competitor, Wilke was also a member of the Los Angeles Gay Rodeo Association.

Screening: Brokeback Mountain (3:30 p.m.)
Read plot summaries on IMDB.

Beyond Brokeback: The Impact of a Film (7 p.m.)
Using Indianapolis actors and musicians in collaboration with the IRT, Beyond Brokeback will be a staged reading of selected essays written by members of the Ultimate Brokeback Forum, a fan website which received more than 500,000 posts in the year after Brokeback Mountain was released. Eight actors will play the characters who interpret the words and emotions of multiple bloggers. 
 
 Hear the Eiteljorg’s 2006 panel discussion about the film Brokeback Mountain.

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