We mourn the loss of our beloved friend and Vice President of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Board of Trustees, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Ph.D.

About Us

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WHO WE ARE

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is the only dedicated LGBTQIA+ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQIA+ art and foster the artists who create it.

Mission

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art provides a platform for artistic exploration through multi-faceted queer perspectives. We embrace the power of the arts to inspire, explore, and foster understanding of the rich diversity of LGBTQIA+ experiences.



Vision

To be a home for queer art, artists, scholars, activists and allies, and a catalyst for discourse on art and queerness.



Founders

Charles W. Leslie, Director Emeritus
J. Frederic “Fritz” Lohman (1922-2009)




History and Collection

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art was created by our founders to preserve LGBTQIA+ identity and build community. Our roots trace back to 1969, when Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman held an exhibit of gay artists for the first time in their SoHo loft. Throughout the 1970s, they continued to collect and exhibit gay artists while supporting the SoHo art community. During the height of the AIDS pandemic, the collection continued to grow as they rescued the work of dying artists from families who, out of shame or ignorance, wanted to destroy it. This led to the formation of the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation in 1987. In recognition of its importance in the collection and preservation of LGBTQIA+ history, the organization was accredited as a museum in 2016. Through exhibitions, public programs, publications, and its collections and library, the Museum examines the interrelationship of art and social justice in ways that provoke thought and dialogue.

The Museum of Art is committed to preserving, diversifying, and making accessible the artworks in its collection, as well as to the representation of an evolving constellation of queer experience. Our collections management policy outlines the processes by which the Museum stewards the more than 25,000 objects in its holdings.

If you are an artist, collector, or dealer with artwork(s) you wish to be considered by the museum as a donation to our collection, please review and fill out the Artwork Donation Intake Form. We do not consider donation offers via email, telephone, or walk-in. All artwork donation offers will be vetted by our staff and reviewed by the museum's Collections Committee to the Board. Do not ship, send, or bring original artworks to the museum; the museum cannot return artworks to senders and will assume no responsibility for the storage and care of unsolicited materials.

Located at 26 Wooster Street in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City, admission is free with a suggested donation of $10. Open Friday-Sunday, 12-6 PM. The Museum is a nonprofit organization and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code.

Founders

Charles W. Leslie, Director Emeritus
J. Frederic “Fritz” Lohman (1922-2009)




Board of Trustees

Michael Manganiello, President

Margaret Rose Vendryes, Vice-President (1955-2022)

Adrienne During, Treasurer

Daniel S. Berger

Deborah Bright

Diane Felicio

Kyle Ferari-Muñoz

Aike Ho

David Kaufman

Thor Perplies

Alex Slater

Michael Sodomick

Jeff Weinstein



Supporters

Funding for the Museum’s exhibitions and programming has been received in part from the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, Council Member Daniel Dromm; Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund from the New York Community Trust; E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; John Burton Harter Foundation; Metabolic Studio and the Annenberg Foundation; Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation; and The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts.

Staff

Alyssa Nitchun, Executive Director

Stamatina Gregory, Chief Curator and Director of Programs

Garrett Guilbeau, Director of Finance and Operations

J. Soto, Director of Engagement and Inclusion

Aimée Chan-Lindquist, Director of External Affairs

Ela Troyano, Director of Fellowship

Noam Parness, Assistant Curator

Jonathan Marulanda, Registrar

Judy Giera, Collections Manager

Sean Manuel, Bookkeeper

Lori Rodríguez, Digital Content Creator

Ky Wyman, Visitor Experience Coordinator

Ananda Long, Visitor Experience

Dee Frazier, Visitor Experience

Nicola Gorham, Visitor Experience

Camilo Godoy, Teaching Artist

Edwin Gonzalez-Ojeda, Teaching Artist

Catalina Schliebener, Teaching Artist

Buzz Slutzky, Teaching Artist

Anna Parisi, Teaching Artist


Job Opportunities

Senior Programs Manager

Supporters

Funding for the Museum’s exhibitions and programming has been received in part from the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, Council Member Daniel Dromm; Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund from the New York Community Trust; E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; John Burton Harter Foundation; Metabolic Studio and the Annenberg Foundation; Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation; and The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts.