Leslie Lohman Museum



Event Tours and Talks

On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life


Saturday, October 3, 3pm
Stephen Vider
Stephen Vider is a historian of 20th century U.S. culture and politics. His current book project, Queer Belongings: Gay Men and the American Home After World War II, examines how American conceptions of the home have shaped gay identities, relationships, and politics. From 2013 to 2015, he was the Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Sexuality at Yale University. He completed his PhD at Harvard University in History of American Civilization in 2013, with a secondary field in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. He is currently a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the Museum of the City of New York.


Sunday, October 4, 1:30pm
Jim Saslow
The curator for On The Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life.


Saturday, October 10, 3pm
Patrick Webb
Born in New York City in 1955, Webb studied art at Yale University, Skowhegan, and the Maryland Institute/College of Art. Webb’s work is featured in the exhibition. He explains the figures in his work, "I see Punchinello as an outsider whose adventures are a way of exploring the experience of difference. Punchinello, the trickster or fool from the Italian theatrical tradition of the 'Commedia dell'Arte,' became the protagonist for my narratives."


Sunday, October 11, 3pm
Carrie Moyer
Carrie Moyer is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited widely, in both the US and Europe. Recent shows include Carrie Moyer: Interstellar, a solo exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum, and a traveling survey, Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny, that originated at the Tang Museum. Moyer has received awards from the Guggenheim and Joan Mitchell Foundations, Anonymous Was a Woman, and Creative Capital among others. With photographer Sue Schaffner, she co-founded one of the first lesbian public art projects, Dyke Action Machine!, which was active in New York City between 1991-2008. Moyer's writing has appeared anthologies and periodicals such as Art in America, Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Modern Painters and others. She is an Associate Professor in the Art and Art History Department at Hunter College. Moyer is represented by DC Moore Gallery.


Saturday, October 17, 3pm
Rich Aste
Richard Aste is the Curator of European Art at the Brooklyn Museum. There, he curated the exhibition Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898 (2013) and Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World (2015). As Curator of European Art, he also oversees their Spanish colonial collection. Aste received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, his M.A. from Hunter College, and his Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center.


Sunday, October 18, 3pm
Cassandra Langer
Art historian and critic Cassandra Langer became the accidental biographer of Romaine Brooks (1874-1970) when a search to uncover the artist’s aesthetics led Langer to rethink the flawed narrative of Brooks’ life. After decades of research, her work led to the discovery of authentic source material never before translated from the original French. These discoveries turn history on its head to reveal a very different Brooks from the dark, subversive, and antisocial image painted by biographers.


Saturday, October 24, 3pm
Kay Turner
Kay Turner has a Ph.D. in Folklore and Anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin. She teaches courses on gender, theory of time and performance, and oral narrative theory in the Performance Studies Graduate Program at New York University. Among her publications are Beautiful Necessity: The Art and Meaning of Women’s Altars and Baby Precious Always Shines, an edited selection of love notes between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Her recent scholarly work includes a book project with Dr. Pauline Greenhill, Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms.

Event Speaker Series

Leslie-Lohman Speaker 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.

October 8, 6:30pm
Atilla Richard Lukacs
Canadian artist known predominantly for his paintings of male skinheads, primates and American military cadets during the early 1990s whose brutally explicit work often shocks and provokes painters and critics alike.


November 19
Barbara Hammer, The Hidden Hammer
Visual artist working primarily in film and video. She has made over 80 moving image works in a career that spans 40 years. She is considered a pioneer of queer cinema.


December 1, 2, and 3, 6pm
Demetrea & Rebekah Dewald
NYC premier of Let the Record Show and talk back with film artists, director and producers Demetrea and Rebekah Dewals. Film explores AIDS activism, through art, in NYC during the 80s & 90s.


February 25
Leon Mostovoy
Artist who has been creating on the front lines of the queer and political art movement for decades. His work gives voice to the unheard including themes of the fight against AIDS pandemic, sex workers, queer erotic, women ex-cons and transgender men.


March 14
Amelia Jones
Chair of the Visual Culture department at McGill University, Amelia is probably one of the most well recognized queer, anti-racist, feminist art historians working today. She has lectured throughout the world and the author of numerous publications.


April 27
Sophia Wallace
American conceptual artist and photographer who uses images, video and mixed media to explore alterity. Her focus is how otherness is constructed visually on the gendered, sexualized, racialized body.


Be sure to check the website for any updates or revisions to this schedule.

Event Opening Reception

Friday, October 2, 6pm-9pm

Impossible Bodies

Cupid Ojala

Cupid Ojala will show two series of drawings about masculine identity and desire through the perspective of a transman. One series of drawings will explore the “Gender Wilderness” which is a fantasy space made up of phallic trees, little naked men and undiscovered pleasures. Characters observe other characters in playful shenanigans and erotic scenarios. The other series of drawings renders the body through hair and allows for infinite possibilities of body types. Some of these patterns overlap to create animal images. These animals reference nicknames that queer men use to refer to each other based on their hair and age.


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

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