John Waters Restrooms Dedication Party

Friends of John Waters descended upon the Baltimore Museum of Art to celebrate with Baltimore’s famed filmmaker/artist/writer at the official dedication of the museum’s newly redone all gender restrooms in his name – something Waters had himself requested when the museum wanted to honor him for his bequest of a large part of his private art collection to the BMA.

In a reception in the museum’s Antioch Court before the dedication, folks had a chance to safely mingle, and personally congratulate John.
Local media turned out in force.
BMA director Christopher Bedford kicked off the event, welcoming the crowd and introducing John Waters.
John Waters addresses the gathering.
Waters invited Elizabeth Coffey – also known as Elizabeth Coffey-Williams – to help “christen” the newly-named lavatories. A longtime friend, the well-known transgender activist appeared in several of Waters’ films.
Waters and Coffey signal folks that it’s time to follow them downstairs to the restrooms themselves for the official “christening.”
Tight quarters for photo ops at the entrance of the renamed and redone John Waters Restrooms.
Pictured (LtoR) Steve Suser; Susan Katzenberg; Clair Zamoiski Segal, BMA board chair; and Sascha Wolhandler
Pictured (LtoR) Rhea Feikin; and John Waters
Pictured (LtoR) Bobby Adams; and Pat Moran
Pictured (LtoR) Jed Dietz; Dr. Joseph Cofrancesco; Grace Chen; and Dr. Julia McMillan
Pictured (LtoR) Alan Reese; and John Shields
Pictured (LtoR) Costas Grimaldis; Cara Ober; Teri Henderson; and Nick Prevas
Pictured (LtoR) Lynda Dee; and Susan Lowe
Pictured (LtoR) Colleen Roome; Nick Shelton; and Pat Burgee

(October 27, 2021 – Baltimore Museum of Art)

Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.