The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is the first and only dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art, and foster the artists who create it.
The Museum has a permanent collection of over 24,000 objects, 6-8 major exhibitions annually, artist talks, film screenings, readings, THE ARCHIVE - a quarterly art newsletter, a membership program, and a research library. In addition to the Main Gallery, the Museum also offers exhibitions in the Wooster St. Gallery, a street-facing, 24/7 space that features work by contemporary, emerging and under-represented LGBTQ artists who address issues of gender, identity, sex and pop culture. Further, the Museum operates the Prince St. Project Space which hosts workshops and other smaller exhibitions.
The Leslie-Lohman Museum is operated by the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Inc., a non-profit founded in 1987 by Charles W. Leslie and Fritz Lohman who have supported LGBTQ artists for over 30 years.
The Museum is located at 26 Wooster Street, in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. Admission is free, and hours are 12pm-6pm Tuesday - Sunday, 12-6pm; Thursday, 12-8 pm. through Sunday. The Museum is closed Monday and all major holidays. The Museum can be reached at 212-431-2609. For more information, go to LeslieLohman.org.
“…invaluable museum.” Holland Cotter, New York Times, June 2013
“a mirror for gay history,” Hugh Ryan, Smithsonian, July 2015
Tours & Transfers
14 August, 2015 - 25 October, 2015
"On the Domestic Front" features some 70 works drawn mostly from the Leslie-Lohman Museum collection and answers the question, "What do gay people do when they're not having sex?" These diverse works demonstrate the uniqueness as well as the universality of everyday queer life. It is an excellent opportunity to see works from the Museum’s collection that in some cases have never been exhibited.
The exhibition’s theme is timely in a decade that has seen the unprecedented mushrooming of same-sex marriage, child-rearing, and domesticity increase in acceptance both legally and socially. The thrust of queer politics has shifted from asserting our right to be different and erotic toward demanding the right to do what everyone else does. Now, the queer fight has shifted from our right to be different toward the right to be “normal” and unremarkable. Queer genre imagery is a weapon in our battle to secure what we might call the radicality of the ordinary. ... Event Details