On the Domestic Front - Exhibition Dates Extended
We are pleased to announce that our current exhibition: On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life will be extended and remain on view through December 6th, 2015. Our next exhibition, Medium of Desire: An International Anthology of Photography and Video is now scheduled to open on December 18th, 2015 and run through March 16th, 2016. Scheduling adjustments have been made due to the schedule for the Museum’s expansion. After that, we will be closed for a brief period of time then reopen with a magnificent exhibition comprised of works from the Museum’s collection. Stay tuned for more information or visit LeslieLohman.org. Read more about the expansion: Out Magazine.
August 14 - December 6, 2015
On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life
Curated by James M. Saslow
On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life features some 70 works drawn mostly from the Leslie-Lohman Museum collection and answers the question, "What do gay people do when they're not having sex?" These diverse works demonstrate the uniqueness as well as the universality of everyday queer life. It is a unique opportunity to see works from the Museum’s that in some cases have never been exhibited.
The exhibition’s theme is timely in a decade that has seen the unprecedented mushrooming of same-sex marriage, child-rearing, and domesticity increase in acceptance both legally and socially. The thrust of queer politics has shifted from asserting our right to be different and erotic toward demanding the right to do what everyone else does. “Domestic front,” is a military metaphor that stresses the essential contribution that daily living must continue even in wartime, as with the soldiers during war on the “battle front.” Living queer lives has long been an active battle front in America’s ongoing culture wars. Now, the queer fight has shifted from our right to be different toward the right to be “normal” and unremarkable. Queer genre imagery is a weapon in our battle to secure what we might call the radicality of the ordinary.
Opening Reception: August 14, 6 - 8 pm
Runs through January 2016
Queer/Art/Mentorship announces its second Annual Exhibition in the Wooster St. Window Gallery. The multi-disciplinary, inter-generational arts program that pairs and supports mentorship between emerging and established queer artists in NYC, broadens its reach with this public program, exhibiting artwork from each of its program participants. Images currently on view are by Sam Richardson.
Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community
December 11, 2015 - March 13, 2016
Public Opening: Friday, December 11, 2015, 5-8pm
April 22 - July 10, 2016
Public Opening: Friday April 22, 2015, 6-8pm
Schedule and dates are subject to change. Please check back often for updated information.