Leslie Lohman Museum

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MAIN GALLERY
Exhibition
Hujar

April 8 – June 26, 2016

 

The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment

Curated by Museum Staff

 

The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment explores the vibrant and liberating decade between the Stonewall Riots from 1969 until 1980, just before we heard the first rumblings of the AIDS crisis emerging, changing the nature of sexual relationships to the present day.

This historic exhibition features over 115 works from the Leslie-Lohman Museum’s extensive collection of over 24,000 objects including photographs, drawings and paintings made during this significant period in LGBTQ history. Works have also been borrowed from the Lesbian Herstory Archives and the Fales Library, and it will include the entire X Portfolio by Robert Mapplethorpe (1978), which was recently purchased and accessioned into the Museum’s permanent collection. It was this iconic body of work, made during the 1970s, that led to the Culture Wars of the following decade.

Organized and curated by the Museum’s staff, this exhibition will include many recent additions to the Museum’s collection and artwork by more than forty artists including Paul Cadmus, Joan E. Biren (JEB), Jimmy DeSana, Marion Pinto, Amos Badertscher, Harvey Milk, Saul Bolasni, Francesco Scavullo, Diana Davies, Rink Foto, Tee Corinne, Neel Bate, Peter Hujar and many others. The 1970s explores themes of political activism, body/self, fashion/style, and sexual freedom/expression.

Opening Reception: April 8, 6 – 8pm

 

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Main Gallery

Event Reading
Lambda Literary

May 4, 6:30pm

 

Lambda Literary Awards Reading

 

The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. To celebrate the upcoming awards, Lambda Literary, in conjunction with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, is hosting a New York Finalist Reading. Join finalists of the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards for readings of their nominated works. The reading is free and open to the public. See the list of finalists.

The 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards talk place on June 6, at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place, New York, NY 10012. Click here for tickets.

WOOSTER ST. WINDOW GALLERY
Exhibition
Mullis

February 14 - May 12, 2016

 

inti.mate

Sidney Mullis

 

In the Mating Ritual Series, artist Sidney Mullis performs as invented animals to build a domain of alternative biology and culture. Interested in what constitutes “sexy,” Mullis’ video series stems from studying rap music and videos that instruct women how to perform their sex appeal. This media’s lyrics, which is evocative of mating rituals for contemporary culture, often directs women to “push it,” “shake it,” or “wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.”

With these performance-based videos, Mullis portrays invented genders to understand how woman is realized and, furthermore, performed. This proposed kingdom, however, is not suggesting itself as something to be strived for. It is a visual playground to speculate boundaries of gender performance in the present and for the future.

Artist Reception: May 5, 2016, 6 - 8pm

 

Exhibition Page

Event Artist Reception
Mullis

May 5, 2016, 6 - 8pm

 

inti.mate

Sidney Mullis

 

Meet the artist Sidney Mullis and hear about her current exhibition and find out more about her other projects. In the "Mating Ritual Series," artist Sidney Mullis performs as invented animals to build a domain of alternative biology and culture. Interested in what constitutes “sexy,” Mullis’ video series stems from studying rap music and videos that instruct women how to perform their sex appeal. This media’s lyrics, which is evocative of mating rituals for contemporary culture, often directs women to “push it,” “shake it,” or “wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.”

With these performance-based videos, Mullis portrays invented genders to understand how woman is realized and, furthermore, performed. This proposed kingdom, however, is not suggesting itself as something to be strived for. It is a visual playground to speculate boundaries of gender performance in the present and for the future.

PRINCE ST. PROJECT SPACE
Exhibition
Richards

May 7 - May 8, 2016, 12 - 6pm

 

SEDUCTION – Robert W. Richards

Book Launch Party

 

“New York based multi-talent Robert W Richards has made a career out of seducing people. Since his earliest erotic illustrations in publications like The Advocate and Mandate Richards’ unique style has become highly recognizable for its high end simplicity and sexy, idiosyncratic style. SEDUCTION traces the artist’s work from the present back to its beginnings, proving that seduction is something at which Richards is a true master.” [Narcissus Magazine].

“It is an invitation to look outside of what is the gallant expectations in visuals, and open one’s mind to expanding views.” [Edge Media Network]

Richards, born in a small town in Maine where dreams were not encouraged, learned at an early age to live a private, interior life and to create his own world, the world he aspired to live in. His fantasies became realities and for more than five decades, he has enjoyed a dizzying, long career drawing in New York, Paris, Rome, London and Los Angeles. His subjects--Fashion, Style, Beautiful Men and Women, and Erotica–are all the things he longed for in his childhood bedroom. His has been a life well lived, and – he is still adding chapters.

Opening Reception: May 6, 6 – 8pm

 

Prince St. Project Space

BEYOND NEW YORK CITY
Queer Threads

April 29 - July 10, 2016

 

Queer Threads

Curated by John Chaich

 

Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts

Boston, Massachusetts

Public Opening: Friday April 29, 2015, 6-8pm

 

Twenty-six artists from four continents who are remixing fiber and textile craft traditions and materials to explore contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities and ideas. Queer Threads was first exhibited at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York in January 2014 and marked the first exhibition expressly examining contemporary queer fiber art practices.


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