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
April 8 - 9, 12 - 6 pm
This exhibit and sale is both a 20 year retrospective of the drawings and paintings of Michael Mitchell, and a look at the evolution of a commercial illustrator’s developing interest in homo-erotic art. The pieces range from tasteful nudes to explicit scenarios. These offerings include large scale works from public performance painting, the intimate little Erotic Alphabet, participants of the Amsterdam Gay Games, and mock-ups for invitations to Hands On - a private safe sex club the artist founded at the dawn of the AIDS crisis. The work celebrate the academic and the ribald… the sentimental and the salacious.
Prince Street Project Space
127-B Prince Street, NYC 10012
Opening: Friday, April 7th, 6-8 pm