Darcelle XV at Home
Opening planned for July 24
This exhibit presents Darcelle XV in the historic interior of the Elmer and Linnie Miller Residence, as shot by Portland photographer Tom Cook. Cook’s photographs capture the unique character of the 1896 Queen Anne style house and its longtime owner Walter Cole, also known as the female impersonator and performer Darcelle XV. The exhibit coincides with the recent listing of the Miller Residence in northeast Portland in the National Register of Historic Places, one of the few surviving examples built before 1900 in the area. Under Cole’s ownership, the residence has also been the site of political activist and gay rights events. Among the house’s features are stained glass windows created by Jerry Bosco and Ben Milligan, glass artists and founders of the Bosco-Milligan Foundation.
Read the MSN/Oregonlive article about Darcelle and the exhibit.