Art at The Center

From Keith Haring's iconic 'Once Upon a Time' mural to the many portraits that double as walls, art has been an integral part of The Center’s history of activism in the city. Queer artists used their work to address issues of AIDS, homophobia, and social justice, helping to raise awareness and promote change. Through art, we’ve been able to express ourselves, share our stories, and fight for our rights, leaving a lasting impact on the city's cultural landscape.

Permanent Collections

The Center is a treasure trove for art enthusiasts, featuring a permanent collection largely created for the 1989 Center Show, an exhibit hosted in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Visit us to view our permanent art collection. Not in town? Explore our exhibits from anywhere, anytime, via the Google Cultural Institute.

Rotating Exhibits

In addition to our permanent collection, The Center maintains a regular schedule of rotating exhibits. Our beautifully-renovated building creates an ideal backdrop for artists and performers to present their work. We invite community members to submit a proposal to exhibit their work at The Center.

Divine Queerness


A visual investigation of how queer identity shapes the healing mechanisms and processes of People from the Global Majority. Seven artists examine their own personal, ancestral, and communal journey with healing through different forms and tools, rooted in radical imagination as a way of resilience and a necessary form of reclamation to overcome all obstacles and achieve a notion of divinity.