Open on Wednesdays from 12-5pm and Thursday through Sunday from 12-6pm. Thursday through Sunday: 12PM -6PM. Please note the museum will be closed on July 24th and 25th for installation. Only our main gallery will be open through September 3rd

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 Wednesday 12-5PM and Thursday - Sunday, 12-6PM. 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

Diane Felicio, President

Adrienne During, Vice-President & Secretary

Aike Ho, Treasurer

Dr. Daniel S. Berger

Giselle Byrd

Gonzalo Casals

Chella Man

Michael Manganiello

Thor Perplies

Alex Slater

Michael Sodomick

Raquel Willis

Supporters

The Museum is generously supported, in part, by public funds from the Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. Programmatic support is also provided by the Achilles Family Fund, Booth Ferris Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, John Burton Harter Foundation, and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation. Individual support is proudly provided by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees and Friends of LLMA.

Staff

Alyssa Nitchun, Executive Director

Stamatina Gregory, Head Curator / Director of Exhibitions and Collections

J. Soto, Director of Engagement and Operations

Aimée Chan-Lindquist, Director of External Affairs

Ela Troyano, Director of Fellowship

Arantxa Araujo, Artist Fellowship Manager

Chloe Ming, Exhibitions Manager

Jonathan Marulanda, Registrar

Judy Giera, Collections Manager

Dylan Gamboa, Senior Programs Producer

Grace Heizer, External Affairs Coordinator

Aleyana Mitchell, Visitor Experience Associate

Chris Zarcadoolas, Visitor Experience Associate

Corrine Jasmin, Visitor Experience Associate

Catalina Schliebener, Teaching Artist

Anna Parisi, Teaching Artist

Supporters

The Museum is generously supported, in part, by public funds from the Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. Programmatic support is also provided by the Achilles Family Fund, Booth Ferris Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, John Burton Harter Foundation, and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation. Individual support is proudly provided by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees and Friends of LLMA.