The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art


Monday, November 7th will be a GALA celebration of Black queer magic fit for ICONS. Honoring the spirits of the boundary breaking Margaret Rose Vendreys, Ph.D., and Honey Dijon, the evening will bring to life Leslie-Lohman’s vision to uplift the power of queer creativity.

Honey Dijon will be back in the city that loves her. We promise to give her the welcome she deserves and we want you by our sides!
Image Description: An invitation to the Leslie-Lohman Gala, honoring Margaret Rose Vendreys Ph.D., and Honey Dijon, announcing the gala hosts. Thank you to our Gala Chairs, Dan Berger, Adrienne During, Michael Manganiello, Kyle Ferari, Thor Perplies, and Anthony Thompson, our Host Committee, David Kaufman, Diane Felicio, Eric Lee, and Host Committee partners, Deborah Bright and Phillip Hales. We are delighted to announce our honoree committee, Paul AlexanderSarah Burke of THEMKimberly DrewLady FagGideรถnMyles LoftinJason RodriguezJonathan SaundersRichie Shazam, and Andrew Tess. Special thanks to Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Jacolby Satterwhite, Jason Rodriguez, Gant Johnson and Memphis Murphy, for contributing their work to the space. Invite creative by Lauren Jones and Joelle Woodson. Sponsored by Pyxis Partners, Kartell, and 818 Tequila.
We’ve commissioned Jonathan Lyndon Chase, whose brand new show at Company is opening this week to create an award for Honey Dijon. As Jonathan shared, "What a time to be alive! What an honor and beautiful time of celebration of creativity, family, and culture! I’m thrilled to come together with the The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art family and make some noise for the icons Honey Dijon! & Margaret Rose Vendryes, Ph.D! Blessings come in the visions and love they spread!"

We couldn’t agree more ๐Ÿ’– Jacolby Satterwhite, who has collaborated with Perfume Genius and Solange, is sharing stunning, luminescent video interventions and Jason Rodriguez will debut an original dance piece.  Memphy and Gant Johnson, among others, will get us all on the dance floor with iconic sets. More than just a celebration, this gala is a one-night-only opportunity to conjure queer futures and queer magic all in support of Leslie-Lohman’s expansive work in the coming year. You better believe tix are going fast …. GET IN! 

Can’t make the party but want to actively support the only LGBTQIA+ art museum in the world? Donate to LLMA TODAY and partner with us in making  Leslie-Lohman a living space of intersectional queer creation, community, and activism.
Gala Accessibility

Slate is located at 54 W 21st Street, New York, NY 10010. The event will take place on the first and basement level. The entrance and first floor of the venue are wheelchair accessible. The basement is wheelchair accessible by an elevator located one door west from the main entrance. A greeter and elevator attendant will be present for the duration of the event to guide guests and operate the elevator.

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the first and basement levels. Restrooms will be designated and clearly marked as all-gender. 
Lighting for the event will be a mix of incandescent and LED lighting and generally, low-light.

This is a mask optional gathering. ​​Masks will be available at check-in located on the first level. Guests are encouraged to take a COVID-19 test before the event.

Disabled visitors will be admitted with their personal assistant.
ASL interpretation may be provided by Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art with advance notice by emailing at least one week prior to the event.

Please Email for any other access questions or requests.
Museum Accessibility

For in person visits, five external steps lead to our main entrance: a wheelchair lift is available. All galleries are wheelchair-accessible.There is a single-occupancy accessible restroom located behind the visitor services desk. All restrooms are gender-neutral. For requests or more information, please email

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art (LLMA) is the only art museum in the world dedicated to artistic exploration through multi-faceted queer perspectives. With a collection that includes over 25,000 objects spanning three centuries of queer art, LLMA embraces the power of the arts to inspire, explore, and foster understanding of the rich diversity of LGBTQIA+ experiences.
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is supported by transformational funding from the Mellon Foundation, in addition to generous funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. Innovative programmatic support is provided by the Achilles Family Fund; Booth Ferris Foundation; Keith Haring Foundation; and the Henry Luce Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Individual support is proudly provided by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art's Board of Trustees and Global Ambassadors.

Thank you to Kartell for their contribution.
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