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Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

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26 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013
212-431-2609 https://www.leslielohman.org/

Created to preserve LGBTQ identity and build community, the Leslie-Lohman Museum acts as a cultural hub for the LGBTQ community by aspiring to reclaim scholarship from a queer perspective, to provide a training ground for queer artists and cultural workers, and to examine the juxtaposition between art and social justice in ways that provoke thought and dialogue.

To exhibit and preserve art that speaks directly to the many aspects of the LGBTQ experience, and to foster the artists who create it. We embrace the rich creative history of the community by educating, informing, inspiring, entertaining, and challenging all who enter the museum doors.

The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience. The museum’s roots trace back to 1969 when Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman held an exhibit of gay artists for the first time in their SoHo loft. Throughout the 1970s, they continued to collect and exhibit gay artists while supporting the SoHo art community. During the AIDS pandemic of the 1980s, the collection continued to grow as they rescued the work of dying artists from families who, out of shame or ignorance, wanted to destroy it. This led to the formation of the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation in 1987. In recognition of its importance in the collection and preservation of LGBTQ history, the organization was accredited as a museum in 2016. With a collection of over 30,000 objects, the Museum hosts six major exhibitions annually, offers several public programs throughout the year, publishes an arts newsletter, and maintains a research library of over 3,000 volumes.

Located at 26 Wooster Street in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City, admission is free with a suggested donation of $9. Open Wed-Sun, 12-6 pm, and Thurs, 12-8 pm. The Museum is a nonprofit organization and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code.

Upcoming Events

“Art after Stonewall”

April 21 - July 21
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013 + Google Map

Art after Stonewall, timed with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, is the first major exhibition to examine the impact of the LGBTQ civil-rights movement on the art world. Much has been written on the impact of the LGBTQ movement on American society and yet almost 50 years after Stonewall, key artists and their works of art are little known. This exhibition, which includes over 150 works of art and related materials, focuses on the work of openly LGBTQ…

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Alien Skins: “Hybrid Alternos” Performance and Curator’s Welcome

May 7 | 6:30 pm
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013 + Google Map

Join Mundos Alternos co-curator Robb Hernández for an informal gallery talk about the Alien Skins section within the exhibition, followed by the performance Hybrid Alternos. Hybrid Alternos is a collaboration between Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano. The performance is a tale of sci-fi denizens, Hye, a hybrid human hyena, and Bottina, an android, both classified illegal. The work combines monologues and interactive performance addressing the disappearance of the species, current issues of immigration, and xenophobic discourse. Alien Skins will be on view April 25 through May 26, 2019 at…

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