Leslie Lohman Museum




Here you will find both current articles published in the news about the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and its Exhibitions. Past articles can be found in our News Archive.


"A Queer Eye on History"
Modern Painters, June/July, 2017
“'Queer abstractions might be an ideal strategic foothold for the further expansion of queer cultural and political turf' says [FOUND: Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction] curator Avram Finkelstein.”

"How Six NYC Activists Changed History With 'Silence = Death'"
The Village Voice, June 20, 2017
“The collective that created the Silence = Death poster is back after thirty years to recall its origins and launch new art.”

"How Contemporary Artists Are Evolving the Queer Aesthetic"
Artsy, June 15, 2017
“Curated by Avram Finkelstein, “FOUND: Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction,” at the Leslie- Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, undertakes the complicated task of excavating queer identity through a shared aesthetic.”

"FOUND: Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction"
ArtSpeak, June 13, 2017
“Featuring works by 27 contemporary artists, FOUND: Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction investigates current socio-political conversations around queer experience, while dismantling set notions about the body, identity politics, and representation.”

"Museums in the US and Canada show their Pride in June"
The Art Newspaper, June 5, 2017
“Pride is celebrated all year round at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art”

"15 New York Shows You Need to See This June "
Artsy, May 30, 2017
“[FOUND,] curated by Avram Finkelstein takes a critical view of the way queer identity has been represented in art history, and demonstrates the fruitful use of abstraction by 27 contemporary artists who are challenging and enriching LGBTQ representation.”

"Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collection"
hello mr., March 14, 2017
“We’re excited to see what the [Museum's] new space allows it do next, and the emerging artists who be given a chance to showcase their work, like so many others since 1987.”

"Sex, Strength, and Salvation in LGBT Art"
The Daily Beast, March 12, 2017
“New York City’s Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art has just reopened after an impressive expansion. To celebrate, it has brought previously unseen works out of storage.”

"How One Romance Saved 50 Years of LGBTQ Art"
NBC News, March 12, 2017
“In June 1969 — coincidentally, the same month of the New York City Stonewall Riots — the pair opened a small art studio in Manhattan dedicated to gay artists. A one-weekend art show attracted more than 300 people to its opening, Leslie said. But it would be decades before the collection would find acceptance within mainstream society.”

"How the World's First LGBTQ Art Museum Built a Collection That Spans Centuries"
Vice, March 10, 2017
“With the reopening of an expanded Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art today, the museum's director discusses what it means to bring one of the world's most significant queer art collections together under one roof.”

"With a New Expansion, the Leslie-Lohman Museum Broadens Its View of Queer Art"
Hyperallergic, March 10, 2017
“The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Soho has doubled in size, with a new exhibition that offers the opportunity to reconsider what constitutes queer art.”

"Three to see: New York"
The Art Newspaper, March 9, 2017
“[Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting is] a demonstration of how the museum has continued to widen its collection by, for instance, acquiring more works by female and female-presenting artists.”

"World's first museum of queer art debuts new Soho gallery space"
The Architect's Newspaper, March 9, 2017
“The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, founded thirty years ago in Soho, has spread out from its longtime storefront space on Wooster Street into an adjacent property. Inside, visitors are greeted by Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting, staged in a bright and airy gallery designed by architect Steven Keith.”

"Your Weekend Starts Now"
NY1 Spectrum News, March 9, 2017
“The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in SoHo reopens March 10 after a major expansion. Its inaugural exhibition is really about the museum itself. Its founders, Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman, have spent more than 50 years amassing artworks that speak directly to the LGBTQ experience. Many of the standouts will be on view. ”

"This Year's 10 Must-See LGBTQ Art Shows"
NBC News, February 22, 2017
“New York's Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art inaugurates its renovated and much-expanded SoHo space with this [Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting], tracing the five-decade history of its vitally important collection of LGBTQ works.”


"The Quintessentially Queer Art of Collage"
Hyperallergic, November 28, 2016
“In Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’s latest exhibition, queer artists turn to collage to construct new worlds and identities.”

"Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices"
John Hopper, November 24, 2016
“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.”

"Campaign for Museum of Gay History"
Museums Journal, November 23, 2016
“A...permanent exhibition of gay art and history”


"Why Britain needs a museum dedicated to gay rights"
New Statesman, November 18, 2016
“When I went to the Leslie Lohman...it was an education, and one I wished would have been available to me a little closer to home.”


"The transgender body in art: finding visibility 'in difficult times like these"
The Guardian, November 18, 2016
“Amid bigotry and intimidation, transgender artists create images to empower their communities and normalize the myriad complexities of their experiences.”

"World’s first (and only) LGBTQ art museum to expand its Soho space"
The Arhictect's Newspaper, October 31, 2016
“[The Museum's] expansion marks an extraordinary turning point and phase of substantive growth for the Museum, which has had a strong presence in SoHo for nearly 30 years.”

"Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Begins Expansion and Raises $40,000 for Its New Diversity Fund"
Artforum, October 28, 2016
“After its current exhibition...[the Museum] will reopen with a show that explores Leslie-Lohman’s thirty-year history, featuring 140 works of art by various artists, including Bernice Abbott, George Bellows, Richard Hamilton, Go Mishima, and Mickalene Thomas.”

"For SoHo’s Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, expansion is just the first step"
The Art Newspaper, October 27, 2016
“The museum is...focussed on actively expanding its collection, in both size and inclusivity.”

"MoMA Acquires Original Set of Emoji, Jenny Holzer Collaborates with Surface Magazine, and More"
Blouin Artfino, October 27, 2016
“The only art museum focused on LGBTQ art in the world has announced plans to expand its location in the SoHo neighborhood of New York.”

"Your Weekend Starts Now 9/8/16"
NY1, September 9, 2016
“Strike a pose at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’s Prince Street Project Space. El Museo Del Barrio is hosting a three-day pop exhibit there on the late fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez.”

"Relive the ’70s With This Polaroid Show, Only Up This Weekend"
Observer, September 9, 2016
“From September 9 to 11, the Leslie Lohman Museum and El Museo del Barrio will collaborate in paying homage to both the Polaroid and the legacy of iconic fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, with Caranicas’s help.”

"Museum & Gallery Listings for Sept. 2-8"
The New York Times, September 2, 2016
“A supplement to “Art AIDS America” at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, [“A Deeper Dive,”] gives an expanded look at eight of its artists and, through them, suggests various strategies by which H.I.V. and AIDS as subjects have been introduced into art without being overtly stated.”

"How HIV/AIDS Impacted American Art"
New York Magazine / The cut, July 21, 2016
“The new exhibit “A Deeper Dive,” which opened earlier this week at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, traces the history of [AIDS] through a collection of artworks by LGBTQ artists, as well as friends and allies.”

"Revisitation Phase: Looking at Art and AIDS"
Art in America, July 20, 2016
“'Art AIDS America' has prompted institutions and younger artists to rethink the ways in which AIDS is represented in art."

"Pride Weekend Edition: 9 Things to Do In New York’s Art World"
NYO, June 23, 2016
“[“The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment,”] at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art—the first and only gay and lesbian art museum in the world—includes over 115 works by more than 40 artists"

"Poignant, Exuberant Photos of Gay Life in the ’70s — Just in Time for Pride"
T mag, June 22, 2016

"Manhattan Photo Exhibit Shows Pride Has No Age Limit"
NY1, June 21, 2016
“A new photography exhibit in Manhattan inspires visitors to respect their elders this Pride Week."

"Two Men Kissing: A Photo Celebration of Gay Pride"
W Magazine, June 18, 2016
“A new exhibit on 1970's queer culture at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art...that celebrate[s] a simple but powerful image: #TwoMenKissing."

"Unsung Black LGBTQ ‘Legends’ Land in SoHo for New Leslie-Lohman Exhibition"
Huffington Post, May 23, 2016
“Legend in My Living Room” features specially commissioned photographic portraits by Magnum Foundation Fellow Jasper Briggs, of LGBTQ older adults in their homes, reflecting on their personal stories of struggle, triumph and perseverance."

"This New Art Exhibit Chronicles the Progressive Era of Queer Enlightenment"
VICE, May 19, 2016
“We visit the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art to see a new exhibit showcasing art and photography from the progressive and contentious era of queer enlightenment in the 1970s."

"SoHo and TriBeCa, a Cradle of Contemporary Art"
The New York Times, April 22, 2016
“Drawn entirely from the museum’s collection, “The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment,” looks at the decade between the Stonewall riots in 1969 to the emergence of AIDS in 1980.”

"'The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment' Celebrates the Wild"
Vogue, April 12, 2016
“If there are a fair number of very explicit images (which had prissy me blushing and hiding in my coat), this unbridled sexuality, this thrill of breaking all the rules, of flashing your nude body to the world, of living a free out life, was what gave the movement its wild joy.”

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