Leslie Lohman Museum



Alex Geana, Adejoke with Same-Sex, 2017, digital image. © photo by Alex Geana

June 3 - June 4, 12 - 6 pm



Freedom Dance II embodies improvised/experimental movement towards reclaiming the female body in personal and political dimensions - undoing false historical narratives and breaking free from boundaries/ limitations through dynamic collaborative performance and story-telling.  Seeking to move beyond labels around sexual identity and towards the strength of the heart and mind, it also explores levels of fluidity embedded in the dualities of masculine/feminine, through the play of light/dark, movement/stillness, object/space.

Adejoke Tugbiyele is an award-winning, queer, black artist and advocate. Foreign Policy described her as one of 100 Leading Global Thinkers for her sculpture addressing the criminalization of LGBTQ individuals in Nigeria. Born in Brooklyn Tugbiyele received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and in 2013, a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art.

Will Calhoun is a musician who crosses many boundaries in music. Combining the indigenous past with the progressive present. Transcending the ideologies of musical styles, Will prefers to relate to music simply as sound. Will’s latest jazz release is titled CELEBRATING ELVIN JONES, featuring Christian McBride, Jan Hammer and other Elvin Alumni. Will’s creativity does not begin and end in music; he is also a photographer and visual artist.

Opening: June 2, 6 - 8pm
Performance: June 4, 3pm collaboration with musician Will Calhoun of Living Colour

Prince Street Project Space

Queer Power

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


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.

Lohman Gallery


Barbara Hammer, Still from Double Strength, 1978, 16mm film. Courtesy the artist.

October 7, 2017 - January 28, 2018


BARBARA HAMMER: Evidentiary Bodies

Curated by Staci Bu Shea and Carmel Curtis

Bringing together both known and previously unseen works of film and video, installations, works on paper, and material from her archive, this exhibition addresses critical themes that appear in Barbara Hammer’s work, including: lesbian representation, subjectivity and sexuality; intimacy and sensation; and conditions and maintenance of life and illness.

Lohman Gallery


Laurel Sparks, Chemical Wedding, 2014
Gouache, ink, polymer medium, gesso, dirt, paper mache, collage,
fabric, graphite, markers, glitter, cut holes, linen, canvas, 23 x 23 in. Courtesy the artist.

Early 2018



Curated by Risa Puleo, Daniel Sander, and Noam Parness

Haptic Tactics is an exhibition that seeks to develop new ways of thinking about and engaging with contemporary abstract work made by queer artists. This exhibition seeks to expand the conceptions of queerness beyond same-sex object choice to the eroticism and sensuous qualities of materials, animate and inanimate.

Lohman Gallery

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