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Liquid Sky: Representations of the Early Modern Sky
Maria Loh, CUNY Research Foundation, Hunter College

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Rainbow Power (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Rainbow Power
Abstract: In the summer of 2021, the Union of European Football Associations rejected a request to light up Munich's Allianz Arena in the colors of the rainbow during a match between Germany and Hungary. UEFA asserted that the gesture was seen as a deliberate critique of Hungary's anti-LGBTQ legislation. Their decision, they concluded, was based on their belief that "the rainbow is not a political symbol." Focusing on an early seventeenth-century emblem designed for a Stuart king and prince, this presentation will demonstrate how, to the contrary, rainbows have always been political. They were and remain signs of hope, justice, mercy, and political power.
Author: Maria Loh
Date: 12/12/2021
Location: Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
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Primary URL Description: Sponsored by the Getty Research Institute Council, the annual Thomas and Barbara Gaehtgens Lecture series is dedicated to highlighting leading research in the field of global art history.

Rainbow Power (Blog Post)
Title: Rainbow Power
Author: Anya Ventura
Abstract: While today we might associate the rainbow with the gay rights movement, the symbol has long been political, says scholar Maria H. Loh.
Date: 01/25/2022
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Primary URL Description: Getty News & Stories Rainbow Power
Blog Title: What can a 17th-century rainbow tell us about the past?
Website: Getty News & Stories