Leslie Lohman Museum



Event Book Presentation

October 27, 6–8 pm


Write That Down! The Comedy of Male Actress Charles Pierce

Kirk Frederick (author), interviewed by Linda Ellerbee


Discussion of the newly published book Write That Down! The Comedy of Male Actress Charles Pierce with author Kirk Frederick, who worked with Mr. Pierce for the last 20 years of his career; interviewed by legendary broadcast journalist Linda Ellerbee. Featuring rare video clips of Charles Pierce in performance, an open discussion and Q&A session, followed by book signing.

Books for sale at end of presentation; signing by author.

Event Speaker Series
Speaker Series

Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series broadens people's humanistic outlook, enriches their understanding of the role of art making in the LGBTQ community, and contributes to the cultural and artistic activity of New York City. Lectures are free and open to the public and start at 6:30 unless otherwise noted.


November 3

Current Projects and Reflections
Hunter Reynolds


Hunter Reynolds is a visual artist and AIDS activist, was a an early member of ACT UP, and in 1989 co-founded Art Positive, an affinity group of ACT-UP to fight homophobia and censorship in the arts. For over 25 years, Reynolds has been using performance, photography, and installations to express his experience as an HIV-positive gay man living in the age of AIDS. Reynolds’s works address issues of gender identity, political, social, and sexual histories, mourning and loss, survival, hope, and healing.


November 10

Queer + Southern: Roots + Diasporas
Aaron McIntosh


This conversation will address the historic and contemporary creative cultural production of queer Southern artists, as well as the impacts of migration, brain-drain, and rural/urban divides on artists’ lives. Aaron McIntosh is a fourth generation quiltmaker and cross-disciplinary artist whose work mines the intersections of material culture, family tradition, desire, and identity politics in a range of works including quilts, sculpture, collage, photography, and writing.

Funding for this series has been received in part from the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and educational grants from the Arcus Foundation and the Keith Haring Foundation.


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