Leslie Lohman Museum



STROKE: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Walls

Curated by Robert W. Richards


A historical retrospective of sexy and erotic illustrations by artists who made work for the gay male magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s. This exhibition of a forgotten body of work not only explores the male form, but for the first time ever, offers an examination of gay male private life, as experienced through magazines which were available on nearly every street corner in America – but often kept under their mattresses for fear of being discovered.

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Exhibition Tours


3-5 pm every Saturday & Sunday during the exhibition with Robert W. Richards, curator and artist.


Bedtime Stories


Tuesday April 22, 6-9 PM

Guaranteed not to put you to sleep! Hearing these stories, taken directly from the magazine in which they were printed, read aloud by hot men provides an entirely different experience than reading them alone in your room.


EVENT Main Gallery
Deus Hombres

Tuesday, April 15

Film Screening: This is Not A Dream

Directed by Gavin Butt and Ben Walters 2013


How to change the world with your video camera... or create your own.

This Is Not a Dream is a documentary feature film about artists’ DIY approach to moving image technology. Telling the story of playful and political uses of the camera, from early portable video recorders to contemporary camera phones, the film is accompanied by specially commissioned video works by acclaimed London drag fabulist Dickie Beau.

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EXHIBITION Window Gallery

January 31 - April 27, 2014


Jade Yumang:

Post-Performance Syndrome


Post-Performance Syndrome is an installation and abbreviation of two years of performative work by Jade Yumang. In most of these performances Yumang creates elaborate environments and costumes as a way to evoke queer history and create new ones based on the notion of formlessness and transformation. For the Window Gallery Yumang repurposes the remnants of these performances as a way to explore what happens after an intense moment of creativity, demonstration, and the feeling of loss after a fleeting exchange.


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EXHIBITION Project Space

April 19 - April 20, 2014


Portfolio Exhibition


Select artist portfolios exhibited with work for sale.

Featured Artists:
RICHARD ROSENFELD & ROBERT W RICHARDS: Two survivors of the erotic magazine era will show work never seen since its publication in the 70’s - 80’s - 90’s.

Opening Reception: April 18, 6-8 pm



Sunday, May 3, 11:30am


SoHo Art Tour

Presented by Leslie-Lohman Museum and Led by Anna Canepa

SoHo came to the public's attention for being the location of many artists' lofts and art galleries during the 1970s & 80s. In the 90s there was a shift up to the Chelsea area became one of the central locations for galleries in New York. Recently there has been a re-emergence of cultural institutions in SoHo, we are offering a tour to some of these new, exciting locations!

11:30 AM on Saturday, May 3, 2014
Cost: $125 members/$150 non-members
To reserve your space contact Kris Grey at kris@leslielohman.org, or 212-431-2609

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