Leslie Lohman Museum



Event Exhibition Tours

Irreverent Exhibition Tours

Exhibition tours are free and open to the public.


Saturday, April 4, 3pm

Jennifer Tyburczy is the curator for Irreverent. She is Assistant Professor of Cultural-Critical Rhetoric and Performance Studies in the Program of Speech Communication and Rhetoric and the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Her book Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display is forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press. Tyburczy received her Ph.D. in performance studies from Northwestern University in 2009 and her M.A. in English Literature from the University of Texas, Austin in 2003.


Saturday, April 11, 3pm

Michelle Handelman is a New York City based artist and filmmaker whose work looks at sexuality and desire from a queer feminist perspective. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Media and Performing Arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City. Handelman received her M.F.A. from Bard College and her B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her latest project Irma Vep, The Last Breath received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an exhibition at The Henry Gallery museum, Seattle is forthcoming.


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Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series


We are proud to announce the official launch of the Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series. This newly established ongoing series of lectures will offer a minimum of one lecture per quarter with a 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.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from 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. Be sure to check our website (LeslieLohman.org) for updates and additions to our tours and lectures.

Event Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series

Friday, April 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm


Artist and Curator Panel


Alex Donis, Michelle Handelman, Kimi Tayler, and Barbara Nitke
joining curator, Jennifer Tyburczy to discuss the current exhibition Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship. The artists and curator will consider the historical, cultural, and political ways in which censorship of queer artwork has inspired and expanded LGBTQ art in the U.S. and around the world.

Event Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series

Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 – 8:30 pm


One Lesbian Feminist: Taking Space and Making Place


Sheila Pepe is best known for her large-scale, ephemeral installations and sculpture made from domestic and industrial materials. Since the mid-1990s Pepe has used feminist and craft traditions to investigate received notions concerning the production of canonical artwork as well as the artist's relationship to museum display and the art institution itself.

Event Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series

Wednesday, April 22, 6:30pm - 8:30pm


The Body As Social Sculpture


Heather Cassils will be elaborating on the idea that our bodies are often formed in relation to societal expectations. Cassils will talk about their two most recent works "Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture" and "Becoming An Image" and unpack the process, historical context and points of inspiration which inform these works. Additionally Cassils will discuss their new works in progress and share yet to be seen excerpts with the audience.

Event Speaker

Saturday, May 2, 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Noah Michelson


Noah Michelson is the Executive Editor of Gay Voices at The Huffington Post. Noah received his MFA in poetry from New York University, and his poems have been featured in The New Republic, The Best American Erotic Poetry from 1800 to the Present, and other publications. Before joining The Huffington Post, Noah served as Senior Editor at Out magazine, and he has also contributed to Details and Blackbook and served as a commentator on CNN, BBC, Fusion, 'Inside Edition' and Sirius XM, among other outlets.


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

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