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Title: "The Shirts" in the news
Post by: jackster on Mar 26, 2011, 04:40 PM
The Winter 2011 edition of Convergence, a quarterly magazine published by the Autry National Center (where Ennis and Jack's shirts are on permanent display), has a nine-page story by Gregory Hinton about how the display came into being and comparing it to a display of Harvey Milk's clothes in San Francisco. The article is titled "Artifacts of Love and Violence: From Riverton to San Francisco". It's a fascinating account of how the display happened as well as a cultural overview of these sets of clothing icons and what they represent for the gay community. Ethan kindly found me a link for it:

http://bbmfoundation.org/images/Artifacts%20of%20Love%20and%20Violence%20-%20Hinton.pdf (http://bbmfoundation.org/images/Artifacts%20of%20Love%20and%20Violence%20-%20Hinton.pdf)

Though I live 1,500 miles away I joined and support the Autry Museum solely because of their proactive support of this one display. To me the fact that these shirts are there, on display, for all to see is a tribute to them and of course to Tom Gregory who made it possible by his guardianship and loaning of the shirts. I'd encourage you to do the same, and let them know why.

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/jackster545/ArtifactsofLoveandViolence.jpg) (http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/jackster545/Shirts-display-1.jpg)

A link to The Autry Museum of the American West
http://theautry.org/ (http://theautry.org/)
Title: Re: "The Shirts" in the news
Post by: kitty on Mar 27, 2011, 07:56 AM
The Winter 2011 edition of Convergence, a quarterly magazine published by the Autry National Center (where Ennis and Jack's shirts are on permanent display), has a nine-page story by Gregory Hinton about how the display came into being and comparing it to a display of Harvey Milk's clothes in San Francisco. The article is titled "Artifacts of Love and Violence: From Riverton to San Francisco". It's a fascinating account of how the display happened as well as a cultural overview of these sets of clothing icons and what they represent for the gay community. Ethan kindly found me a link for it:

http://bbmfoundation.org/images/Artifacts%20of%20Love%20and%20Violence%20-%20Hinton.pdf (http://bbmfoundation.org/images/Artifacts%20of%20Love%20and%20Violence%20-%20Hinton.pdf)

Though I live 1,500 miles away I joined and support the Autry Museum solely because of their proactive support of this one display. To me the fact that these shirts are there, on display, for all to see is a tribute to them and of course to Tom Gregory who made it possible by his guardianship and loaning of the shirts. I'd encourage you to do the same, and let them know why.

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/jackster545/ArtifactsofLoveandViolence.jpg) (http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/jackster545/Shirts-display-1.jpg)


Is that the real deal? Wow! :d:
Title: Re: "The Shirts" in the news
Post by: ethan on Mar 27, 2011, 10:49 PM
jackster, thanks for the thread. It is an interesting article to read.

I have been to the museum and seen the shirts and I agree with what you said.

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Though I live 1,500 miles away I joined and support the Autry Museum solely because of their proactive support of this one display. To me the fact that these shirts are there, on display, for all to see is a tribute to them and of course to Tom Gregory who made it possible by his guardianship and loaning of the shirts. I'd encourage you to do the same, and let them know why.
Title: Re: "The Shirts" in the news
Post by: myprivatejack on Mar 28, 2011, 09:21 AM
Thanks for sharing this so interesting article,Jackster   :) I'd like to see the shirts by myself...some day   ::)
Title: Re: "The Shirts" in the news
Post by: rdx on Mar 28, 2011, 01:06 PM
A great article! Thanks jackster and ethan too.