Leslie Lohman Museum



On the Domestic Front - Exhibition Dates Extended


We are pleased to announce that our current exhibition: On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life will be extended and remain on view through December 6th, 2015. Our next exhibition, Medium of Desire: An International Anthology of Photography and Video is now scheduled to open on December 18th, 2015 and run through March 16th, 2016. Scheduling adjustments have been made due to the schedule for the Museum’s expansion. After that, we will be closed for a brief period of time then reopen with a magnificent exhibition comprised of works from the Museum’s collection. Stay tuned for more information or visit LeslieLohman.org. Read more about the expansion: Out Magazine.


August 14 - December 6, 2015


On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life

Curated by James M. Saslow


On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life 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 a unique opportunity to see works from the Museum’s 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. “Domestic front,” is a military metaphor that stresses the essential contribution that daily living must continue even in wartime, as with the soldiers during war on the “battle front.” Living queer lives has long been an active battle front in America’s ongoing culture wars. 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.

Opening Reception: August 14, 6 - 8 pm

Main Gallery


Press Release


Exhibition Page

Event Speakers Series

Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series

We are proud to announce the upcoming schedule of events for the 2015-2016 the Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series. This ongoing series of lectures will focus on creating an environment and opportunity for studio based artists to interact with a public audience of diverse backgrounds, encouraging a dialogue between artist and audience. Lectures are free, and open to the public. All lectures start at 6:30 unless otherwise noted.


December 1, 2, and 3, 6pm
Film Screening: Let the Record Show
Demetrea & Rebekah Dewald


February 25
Leon Mostovoy


March 14
Amelia Jones


April 27
Sophia Wallace


Click here to view a detailed schedule


Funding for this series has been received in part from the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



Runs through January 2016


Queer/Art/Mentorship announces its second Annual Exhibition in the Wooster St. Window Gallery. The multi-disciplinary, inter-generational arts program that pairs and supports mentorship between emerging and established queer artists in NYC, broadens its reach with this public program, exhibiting artwork from each of its program participants. Images currently on view are by Sam Richardson.

Queer Threads

December 11, 2015 - March 13, 2016


Queer Threads

Curated by John Chaich

Public Opening: December 11, 2015, 5-8pm


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

1301 W. Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217
Baltimore, Maryland


Twenty-six artists from four continents remixing fiber traditions and materials to explore contemporary LGBTQ identities and ideas.
Hosted by MICA, organized by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.



Schedule and dates are subject to change. Please check back often for updated information.  

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