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
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