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Submitting Guest Curatorial Proposals

The Leslie-Lohman Museum uses a guest curator model meaning that all shows are designed by guest curators. If you would like to be a guest curator download a request for proposal here, Guest Curatorial Proposal Guidelines, and submit it to us as outlined in the attachment.



Submitting Artwork For Review by Guest Curators

Artists can submit artwork which the Museum will keep on file and make available to guest curators. The Director and/or curators for upcoming exhibitions select work based upon the following curatorial policy:

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art offers exhibitions of work that speaks to the LGBTQ experience including work that might be denied access to mainstream venues due to subject matter or institutional bias, and of high esthetic quality or of significant cultural importance. The subject matter of the work may be erotic, romantic, political, transgressive (challenging existing mores and norms), documentary, conceptual, intimate, educational, romantic or social. It may be historic or contemporary work. Exhibitions can contain work from emerging and established artists. The Museum seeks to display works that are national and international in scope. Work by artists not identified as LGBTQ is permitted as long as it meets this Curatorial Policy. Work in all media, including two-dimensional, three-dimensional and time-based work is eligible for inclusion.

For instructions on how to submit work, review our Submission Guidelines


Submitting Articles for Publication in the Journal: The Archive

The Museum accepts for review articles for inclusion in its journal, The Archive. Articles must be pertinent to the purview of the Museum, typed, double spaced and submitted to the Managing Editor, The Archive, for review.


Donating Art Work to the Museum
The Museum is a public non-profit, tax exempt foundation and accepts art work from artist’s estates and wills, as well as, art from individuals. If you would like to donate art to the Museum email, write or call about what it is that you intend to donate along with a photograph or JPG of the work(s).


Appraising Art

Please note that the Museum staff cannot legally appraise a work of art donated to it. This is the responsibility of the donor. The employees and volunteers of the Museum are not professional appraisers. We can suggest appraisers and/or where to find such services. You may also wish to contact the Appraisers Association of America, Art Dealers Association of America, or the American Society of Appraisers to get more information on certain types of appraisals.  


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