The Last Gospel of the Pagan Babies

The Last Gospel of the Pagan Babies

October 11, 2023

Performance Time: Wed., Oct. 11, Show Begins at 7:30 P.M.
Location: The Kentucky Theatre,
214 E. Main St., 40507, Lexington, KY
Fee: $6.15/ticket (sold at KY Theatre and on their website)
Description: Please join us on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30 PM for a film screening of The Last Gospel of the Pagan Babies, organized by Institute 193 and The Kentucky Theatre. The documentary unveils the fascinating story of Lexington’s underground queer, artist, gender-bending, sexual outlaw community of the 1970s and 80s who deemed themselves The Pagan Babies. Directed by Jean Donahue, this film made its original debut at the Kentucky Theatre in 2013, bringing light to this intriguing period of Lexington queer history for the first time. Come for the movie and stay for the Q&A with the director, Jean Donahue.

Institute 193 is pleased to host Pagan Babies, presented in tandem with a publication by the Faulkner Morgan Archive and Institute 193 of the same name and distributed by the University Press of Kentucky. The exhibition is largely comprised of a thought-to-be-lost portfolio of photographs produced by John Denny Ashley in collaboration with the artist Robert Morgan and his cadre of artists and misfits from the mid-1970s into the 80s. In addition to Ashley’s photographs, the exhibition contains work by other artists depicting the Pagan Babies and their predecessors. The work remains on view at Institute 193’s main gallery space, located at 215 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, through November 4.


Oct 11 2023


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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