March 10 - May 21, 2017
Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting
Our inaugural exhibition in the newly renovated and vastly expanded Museum space, Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting, is a historic collection show with approximately 250 works on view. Expanded Visions mines the rich cultural coffers of the Museum's collection to trace the evolution of our institution, amid decades of shifting social conditions. The exhibition presents a survey of the collection initiated by the Museum co-founders, Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman, who have spent more than 50 years amassing artworks that speak directly to the LGBTQ experience. Their early efforts yielded one of the most unique archives of work that would have otherwise been lost or destroyed, which comprises the core of the Museum’s collection that now houses more than 30,000 objects.
Public Opening: March 10, 6 - 8 pm
March 18 - 19, 12 - 6 pm
David Del Tredici's 80th Birthday &
Photography by Angellos Ioannis Malefakis
David Del Tredici is an American composer, Pulitzer prize winner for music, a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowships and pioneer of the Neo-Romantic movement. He has also been described by the Los Angeles times as one the United States' "most flamboyant outside composers." In his career as a composer he created works celebrating "gayness", acknowledging that many great composers were gay and that "it's something to be celebrated." His partner Malefakis describes his photographs of David as capturing David's daily routine of composing, eating, going to concerts, working out, etc. He is there to document the special moments large and small. With these images he celebrates David's 80th birthday.
Angellos Ioannis Malefakis, the photographer, is an accomplished professional who passion for photography was rekindled when he met David Del Tredici. He is a veteran of the US military, born in Pyrgos, Greece, and grew up in the NYC.
Opening: Friday, March 17th, 6-8 pm
Schedule and dates are subject to change. Please check back often for updated information.