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4 Inspiring Quotes from Lesbian Filmmaker Barbara Hammer, Dead at 79

Experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer was an extraordinary artist and member of the LGBTQ community. She was a pioneer in putting feminism on film, and she explored lesbian...

Leslie-Lohman Museum Spring Benefit

Leslie-Lohman Museum Spring Benefit Honoring JEB (Joan E. Biren) and Thor Perplies Kick off our 50th anniversary year at our Spring Benefit — celebrating leaders at the...

Keith Haring: Artist, AIDS Activist and a Casualty of the Crisis

It took less than 10 years for artist Keith Haring to rise to international fame using little more than outlines and primary colors. He was dead from AIDS complications by age 31....

Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition

In March of 2019, The Brant Foundation will present a solo exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat to celebrate the inauguration of its new space in New York City’s East...

The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated

Opens March 5th The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes a collection of works inspired by one of the Eastern world’s most revered literary works. The Tale of Genji: A Japanese...

Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now

Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now will show the groundbreaking work of gay photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The prolific artist captured the images of famous folks like his...

MALE GAZE: Life, Legend, Legacy

We can trace the origins of the Leslie-Lohman Museum back to the summer of 1969. Along with the fight for civil rights that had spread from African American and Latinx communities...

Charles White: A Retrospective at LACMA

LACMA presents the first major 21st-century US retrospective of the painter and civil rights activist Charles White, whose art was considered revolutionary because of its fully...

Tom of Finland Set the Standard for Gay Erotic Art

Known as Tom of Finland, Touko Laaksonen is credited for setting the standard for gay erotic art. He created an out-of-reach and impossible to ignore image of gay masculinity...

Looking at Jerry Lewis: The Nutty Professor Storyboards

Through March 3rd When it comes to mastery of physical comedy, actor Jerry Lewis takes the cake. His work in the beloved 1963 film The Nutty Professor, a modern adaptation of the...

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future

Before there was Vasily Kadinsky and Piet Mondrian, there was Hilma af Klint. The revolutionary Swede and abstract artist pioneered the form starting in 1906 using bold colors and...

Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts

While the work of Bruce Nauman has never been defined by a single style or medium, there are specific themes that recur throughout his oeuvre. Among those is...