The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo

December 19, 2015– March 6, 2016

Experience the grit, determination, and tumbles of the gay rodeo circuit with this exhibition of photographs that explore a time-honored American tradition. Rendering the story in classic black-and-white imagery, Blake Little captures scenes of camaraderie, identity, and sport in an expansive redefinition of what a cowboy can be.

Consisting of 41 black-and-white photographs taken between 1988 and 1992, this exhibition documents the gay rodeo circuit and the lives of many of its participants in those years and elegantly combines classic portraiture and rodeo action and informs each image with a complex and rich multi-cultural identity.


Join us for an opening reception with Blake Little on Thursday, January 14 at 5:00 pm. There is a $10 suggested donation to support Museum exhibitions and educational programs. Find out more here.


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