MOTHA and Chris E. Vargas present: Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects

August 13, 2016 — June 04, 2017

Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington

Currently at the Henry is the second iteration of Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects, an ongoing series of exhibitions organized by Chris E. Vargas, Executive Director of the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art. 99 Objects  gathers archival materials and works by contemporary artists that narrate the history of transgender communities. The presentation at the Henry focuses on lives and experiences specific to Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest: individuals including Nell Pickerell (also known as Harry Allen and Harry Livingston [1882-1922]), Her Imperial Majesty, Empress of Seattle Aleksa Manila and Marsha Botzer, transgender activist and founder of Ingersoll Gender Center (1977); and places such as The Garden of Allah, a social gathering space popular in the years after World War II known for its female impersonator cabaret acts. By bringing together these materials, 99 Objects reclaims the history of gender variance and draws lines of kinship across time, while simultaneously pointing to the incomplete nature of this history, including the stories that we will never know because they have not been preserved or never existed but should have. Click here for more.


FEB 2016
2/18 Host : Gay Bingo at Fremont Studios : Seattle WA

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JAN 2017

1/13 Panelist - Trans* Panel at University of Washington : Seattle WA

1/25 Speaker - Critical Community Organizing at University of Washington : Seattle WA

FEB 2017

2/11 46th Seattle Coronation at Renaissance Hotel : Seattle WA

2/18 Host - Gay Bingo at Fremont Studios : Ballard WA

MAR 2017

3/17 Performer - Arnie's Annual St Patrick's Fundraiser at CC's : Seattle WA

3/24 Cohost - SAM Remix at Seattle Art Museum : Seattle WA

APR 2017

4/7 Panelist - Trans* Panel at University of Washington : Seattle WA

4/8 Keynote Speaker - Fil-Am High School Conference at University of Washington : Seattle WA

4/20 Guest Speaker - PFLAG Bellevue at First United Methodist Church : Bellevue WA

4/23 Host - ICON, a celebration of drag, art & life! at Marriott Waterfront Hotel : Seattle WA

MAY 2017

5/20 Host - Royal Pride Pageant at the Filipino Community Center : Seattle WA

5/28 Host/Organizer - 6th Annual Pride ASIA Celebration at Hing Hay Park : Seattle WA

JUN 2017

6/6 Emcee - Lavender Graduation at University of Washington : Seattle WA

6/24 Host - Neighbours Nightclub : Seattle WA

6/25 Host - Pridefest at Seattle Center : Seattle WA

JUL 2017

7/23 Emcee - Everett Pride at Legion Memorial Park : Everett WA