Leslie Lohman Museum


Gornik & Cesna

July 25 - 27, 2014

"Sharp Objects"
Walt Cessna and Natasha Gornik


Walt Cessna and Natasha Gornik are New York based photographers, writers, bloggers, visual & experience addicts. Sharp Objects is duo photography exhibition, showing their provocative works which are heavily focused on personal visual experiences, sexuality, people in their lives, and the male gaze. Cessna & Gornik have collaborated often over the past 3 years and this is their first show together. The best way to view their work is on their blogs.



Opening Reception: July 25, 6-8 pm


Prince St. Project Space


August 14 - September 28, 2014


Curated by Museum Staff


Permanency features artwork recently accessioned by the Museum. This exhibit will feature work from the mid-20th century to 2013 artists including Deborah Kass, Peter Hujar, Robert Indiana, David Hockney, Nan Goldin, Red Grooms, Harmony Hammond, Ray Johnson and many others.

Opening Reception: August 14, 6-8 pm


Press Release

Main Gallery


October 18, 2014 - January 4, 2015

The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History

Curated by Jonathan David Katz


The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History, curated by scholar Jonathan David Katz, investigates the continued centrality of the classical nude over centuries of art making. This exhibition explores how images of the classical past have acted as recurring touchstones in the historical development of same-sex representation, and as such, constitute a sensitive barometer of the shifting constructions of what we today call gay and lesbian or queer culture. The classical past is thus gay culture’s central origin myth, and its representation offers far more information about the culture that appropriates the classical past then it does about that past itself. In tracing this trajectory of the classical nude across history, this show concentrates on four major periods: Antiquity, the Renaissance, the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the modern/contemporary periods.

Main Gallery

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