On view as part of OUT FOR THE CAMERA: The Self-Portraits of Leonard Fink. Leonard Fink, Self-Portrait, Catwalk, Pier 46, 1979.
Nightwood: An Evening with Drag Kings
Tuesday, March 13, 6:30-8:30PM

Named after Djuna Barne’s legendary novel, Nightwood is a performance series hosted and organized by Sarah Zapata as part of Haptic Tactics, an exhibition exploring queer abstraction. more

This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP
Fundraiser, Exhibition, Art Sale
BOY BORDELLO: House of Erotic Art
VIP Gala, March 22, 7-9PM (Tickets $75)

Opening: March 23, 6-9PM
Exhibition: March 24-255-8PMMarch 26, 6-8PMMarch 27, 6-9PM

Enter the exotic, flamboyant, and lavish world of Boy Bordello, House of Erotic Art. View and purchase a bevy of original and affordable artworks for sale, displaying the illusory attraction of men, as seen through the eyes of some of New York City’s most brilliant gay artistic talents on the erotic art scene today. 

All artists have generously donated their photographs, drawings, and paintings, on behalf of Charles W. Leslie, with 100% of the proceeds going to The Museum. 
Poetry Reading
Poetry of Struggle, Survival and Joy
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30-8:30PM

Hosted by Janlori Goldman
Featuring: Mark Doty, T’ai Freedom Ford and Eileen Myles

Poetry makes a space for us to know ourselves and our worlds more deeply, to express with the greatest compression and intensity that which we thought inexpressible. Poets from our LGBTQ community will read from new and older work. more

This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP
Film Screening
Tuesday, April 3, 6:30-8:30PM
1928. Germany. 90 min. Directed by William Dieterle, silent with english subtitles

Join us the first of two movie nights celebrating some of the first works in film history depicting LGBTQ characters. Produced by the legendary UFA Studios before the Nazis seized control of Germany, Different from the Others and Sex in Chains were censored and banned at the time of their release. more
Leslie-Lohman Project Space
Queer Comfort: The Secret Room
Opening: April 6, 6-8PM
Exhibition: April 7-812-6PM

This work invites the public into an intimate space that explores what we as queers do to comfort ourselves and others. Branden Wallace shares sculptures that are based in eliciting comfort within craft techniques. Cupid Ojala presents photographs of a fantasy space that facilitate a soothing ritual of private selection. more
Lohman Gallery
February 18 – May 20

Haptic Tactics is an exhibition co-curated by Noam Parness, Risa Puleo, and Daniel Sander that seeks to develop new ways of thinking about and engaging with contemporary work made by queer artists. more
OUT FOR THE CAMERA: The Self-Portraits of Leonard Fink
Exhibition: January 24 – August 5, 2018

OUT FOR THE CAMERA: The Self-Portraits of Leonard Fink, curated by Jonathan Weinberg, focuses on photographs by Leonard Fink, a queer photographer, whose work was almost entirely unknown during his lifetime and is still little known today. more
Living Room Gallery
TOMMY KHA: Today Was A Good Day
Through March 25

Stations of the Cross is a citywide public art project that invites people of all faiths to consider injustice and pain across the human experience. The exhibition presents a pilgrimage comprised of 14 “art stations” located across Manhattan

Station 11 (The Crucifixion), Today Was A Good Day chronicles the narratives of Southerners who died during the AIDS Crisis of the1980s and early 1990s. The installation is experienced through two overlapping slide shows depicting family photograph , portraits, still lifes, and images taken from the contemporary Southern landscapes. more
Through June, 2018

A the site-specific installation by the Silence=Death Collective, adapting the iconic poster used by Act Up during the AIDS Pandemic in 1980s calling attention to the lack of action by the United States government. more
A Letter to Harvey Milk
The Acorn Theatre: 410 West 42nd Street, NYC
Through June, 2018

A Letter to Harvey Milk, is a musical with a soaring score and deeply-felt, surprisingly funny lyrics. It deals with issues of friendship and loss, the grip of the past, and the hard-won acceptance set in motion by the most unexpected people. more

We Are Seeking Volunteers! Volunteers at the Leslie-Lohman Museum have the opportunity to gain exposure to the workings of an art museum and contribute valuable services to a nonprofit institution. We are currently looking for volunteers to help staff events, assist with mailings, and myriad other tasks that help to further our mission. To apply, please email your resumé and a brief note describing why you are interested in volunteering at the museum to info@leslielohman.org.
Join a group of passionate individuals who believe in the power of art to change the world, and support the ongoing mission of the Leslie-Lohman Museum. 


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Image credits:

(Title image): Leonard Fink, Self-Portrait, Catwalk, Pier 46, 1979. Silver gelatin print, 8 x 10 in. Collection and © of the LGBT Community Center National History Archive.

(c) Riya Lerner, 2018, Leslie-Lohman Museum.

Harvey Redding, Boy Bordello, 2018. (c) Justin Winslow, typeface, 2018.

(c) Sarah Zapata, 2018.

(c) Eileen Myles, Mark Doty, and T’ai Freedom Ford.

(c) William Dieterle, Sex in Chains, 1928. Germany. 90 min. Directed by William Dieterle,
silent with english subtitles

Branden Wallace, Kendall, 2017, C-Print, 14 x 11 in./ Cupid Ojala, White Armful #4, 2015, C-Print, 17 x 11 in. (Sculptures in photo: Ernesto Pujol, ‘Intimate Body Parts’, 1995-1997, Clay and pigment.) Courtesy the artists.

Carrie Yamaoka, 14.125 by 11.625 (black & white #3), 2015 Cast flexible urethane resin, reflective mylar and mixed media. 14.125 x 11.625 x .375 in. © the artist.

Leonard Fink, Leonard Fink, My Son is Gay and That’s OK, 1975. Silver gelatin print, 10 x 8 in. Collection and © of the LGBT Community Center National History Archive.

Tommy Kha, Today Was A Good Day, color photograph, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

(c) Timothy Schenck, SILENCE=DEATH, Facade Commission, 2017.

(c) Riya Lerner, 2017, Leslie-Lohman Museum

Rob Hugh Rosen, Sylvester, 1970. Courtesy of the Leslie-Lohman Museum.
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