Support the mission of Gerber/Hart with the Art for Hart Auction!

April 7th is Pearl Hart's birthday, and Gerber/ Hart Library is celebrating with a special "Art for Hart" fundraising auction to support its vital mission to preserve LGBTQ history.

We are all spending more time at home, so now is a great time to refresh your abode with artwork. To that end, Gerber/ Hart presents this unique selection of paintings, photographs, sculpture and art books.

Gerber/ Hart Library and Archives was physically closed for three months this year, during which it pivoted to providing online resources and virtual programs. With reopening, many researchers have visited as online resources have grown and virtual programming continues. By bidding on this auction (or donating directly at, you will help strengthen the institution now, and for years to come. 

If you would like to arrange a viewing of a piece before you bid, we may be able to accommodate on a limited basis. Email for questions or more information.

Thank you for your support!


If possible, please make arrangements to pick up your items at Gerber/Hart Library, located at 6500 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60626. 

Due to their size and/or fragile nature, most items cannot be shipped (unless otherwise noted). We ask that items be picked up from Gerber/Hart at 6500 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60626

Winners will be notified by email at 8am on Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Meet the Organization

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives was founded in 1981 on the conviction that knowledge is a source for change in response  to the marginalization of sexual and gender minorities. Focused primarily on Chicago and the Midwest, Gerber/Hart collects, preserves, and makes accessible items related to the history and culture of LGBTQ peoples and additional marginalized sexual and gender minorities. Open to everyone, Gerber/Hart is dedicated to promoting research, learning, exploration, and discovery in a safe atmosphere that reflects the diversity and range of the communities that it serves. 

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