Leslie Lohman Museum




Robert Lucy, Sheba, 2008, Oil on linen, 36 x 30 in.
Collection of Damon Gorrie and Stephanie Watson. Copyright the artist

June 10 - September 10, 2017


FOUND: Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction

Curated by Avram Finkelstein

FOUND surveys the work of 28 contemporary artists whose work examines queer identity utilizing the tools of abstraction. To be queer is to be an archaeologist: in order to find traces of ourselves in a world that prefers us hidden, we excavate. We sift through the past for clues about ourselves, driven by our own impulse for survival. Through three specific contemporary observations of queerness, FOUND uncovers that queerness within art history has been depicted through the image of the alternatively sited body, and therefore lending itself to abstraction.

Press Release

Lohman Gallery

Through October 29, 2017


Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting

Our inaugural exhibition in the newly renovated and vastly expanded Museum space, Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting, is a historic collection show with approximately 250 works on view. Expanded Visions mines the rich cultural coffers of the Museum's collection to trace the evolution of our institution, amid decades of shifting social conditions. The exhibition presents a survey of the collection initiated by the Museum co-founders, Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman, who have spent more than 50 years amassing artworks that speak directly to the LGBTQ experience. Their early efforts yielded one of the most unique archives of work that would have otherwise been lost or destroyed, which comprises the core of the Museum’s collection that now houses more than 30,000 objects.

Curatorial Narrative

Pinto Gallery

Queer Power
Founded in New York City, 1986: Avram Finkelstein, Brian Howard, Charles Kreloff, Christopher Lione, Jorge Socarras, Oliver Johnston, (d.1990)
Untitled, 2017
Site-specific digital print on vinyl, Photograph © Timothy Schenck 2017

Early June 2017


QUEERPOWER: Façade Commission

Each year, the Museum will commission an artist or group of artists to create work to cover the façade of the Museum. To inaugurate this initiative the Museum will feature a site-specific installation by the Silence=Death Collective, adapting the iconic poster used by Act Up during the AIDS Pandemic in 1980s calling attention to the lack of action by the United States government. The Collective will reorganize the iconic elements of the poster and contextualize the message with language that addresses the contemporary civil rights issues faced by LGBTQ community. Members of the Collective include: Avram Finkelstein, Brian Howard, Charles Kreloff, Christopher Lione, Jorge Socarras, and Oliver Johnston. #QueerPower

Museum Façade


PROJECT SPACE: 127-B Prince Street, NYC 10012


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