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.


"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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