January 31, 2013 | by Erin Durkin
Homoerotic snaps at Corcoran
The Homoerotic Photograph, gay news, Washington Blade

A photo used on the cover of ‘The Homoerotic Photograph: Male Images from Durieu/Delacroix to Mapplethorpe,’ a photo book by Allen Ellenzweig. (Photo courtesy of the Corcoran)

The Corcoran Gallery of Art (500 17th St., NW) presents “Picturing the Homoerotic” with photography critic and cultural journalist Allen Ellenzweig on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

The lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition “Shooting Stars: Publicity Stills from Early Hollywood and Portraits by Andy Warhol” which shows promotional photographs of early Hollywood film stars along with Polaroid portraits by Andy Warhol.  Ellenzweig will be discussing how same-sex attraction has been photographed throughout history.

Tickets are $10 to the public, $8 for Corcoran Members and $6 for full-time students. For more information, visit corcoran.org.

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