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Nov 09 - Nov 09, 2021


NOVEMBER 9, 2021, 7-11 PM





We’re less than a month away from Leslie-Lohman’s grand coming out celebration! Come out and join us on November 9th to honnor visionary artist Jeffrey Gibson and vanguard politician Annise Parker at The Stranger, a brand NEW immersive nightlife experience poised to take over NYC. Hosted by the talents of Doron Langberg, Jason Rodriguez, Martine Rose, Hillary Taymour, and Raquel Willis. Curated by artist and honoree Jeffrey Gibson featuring performances by devynn emory, MX Oops, and Narcissister, all will unfold under The Strangers’ weird and wonderful roof with music by The Illustrious Blacks. Plus a digital auction of the most exciting LGBTQ+ artists. Regrets are not an option, this will be an evening to remember!

The Fall Gala is Leslie-Lohman’s most important fundraiser of the year, providing critical support to continue and build on the Museum's legacy as a home for queer art and artists. Join us for the festivities and embrace the power of the arts to inspire, explore, and foster understanding of the rich diversity of LGBTQ+ experiences!

Our celebrated honorees:

Jeffrey Gibson: Jeffrey Gibson's artworks make reference to various aesthetic and material histories rooted in Indigenous cultures of the Americas, and in modern and contemporary subcultures. He is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and is half Cherokee. Jeffrey is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co gallery in NYC, Kavi Gupta gallery in Chicago, Roberts Projects in Los Angeles, and Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. His work can be found in the numerous public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Crystal Bridges Museum, and the Wellin Museum, among others.

Anise Parker: The Honorable Annise Parker served Houston for three terms as City Council member, three terms as City Controller, and three terms as Mayor. She is one of only two women to be elected mayor, and the only person in Houston's history to have held all three offices. She was the first openly LGBT mayor of a top 10 American city. In 2010 Time magazine named Mayor Parker one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Parker has championed the arts throughout her career. She served two terms as a board member of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, was City Council sponsor for creating an arts funding requirement on capital projects, and created the position of Houston Poet Laureate. She was designated Local Arts Leadership honoree by Americans For the Arts and Patron of the Year by Art League Houston in 2015. She currently serves as a member of the Commission on the Arts of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Parker co-owned Inklings, a lesbian-feminist bookstore for 10 years. Mayor Parker is currently President/CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund and Victory Institute.

The evening’s cast:

devynn emory: devynn is a mixed Lenape/Blackfoot transgender choreographer, dance artist, bodyworker, ceremonial guide, acute care and hospice nurse currently working on Lenape Munsee and Canarsee land, Brooklyn.

The Illustrious Blacks: The Illustrious Blacks (Manchildblack x Monstah Black) are NeoAfroFuturisticPsychedelicSurrealisticHippys on a mission to save the world one beat at a time! Join us as they DJ us into the night!

MX OOPS: MX is a multimedia performer and artist, and the artistic director of Complex Stability, a New York City based transmedia production company committed to inciting ecstatic disobedience.

Narcissister: Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer. Wearing a mask and merkin, she works at the intersection of contemporary dance, visual art, and activism.


Our gracious Hosts:

Doron Langberg; Martine Rose; Hillary Taymour, Collina Strada; Jason Rodriguez; Raquel Willis.

Our generous Committee:

Richard Baiano + Craig Tevolitz; Dr. Daniel S. Berger, Md; G. Andrea Danese, Adrienne Z. During; Diane Felicio + Jan Donley; David Kaufman; Pyxis Partners + Michael Manganiello; Kyle Ferari-Muñoz And Henry Muñoz; Thor Perplies + Jason Kemper; Robert Stilin; Anthony Thompson; Margaret Rose Vendryes, Phd.

Gala Chair Committee: $5,000, includes ten tickets to the Fall Gala and a unique Gala Chair experience, as well as a one-year LLMA Global Ambassadorship for one. Visit leslielohman.org/join to review a full list of membership benefits.

Gala Host Committee: $3,000, includes six tickets to the event, and a one-year LLMA Global Friendship for one. Visit leslielohman.org/join to review a full list of membership benefits.

Individual Gala Tickets: $300 each.

Want to donate but can't attend or give another amount? Visit https://leslielohman.kindful.com/?campaign=1083221

For more information on becoming a Fall Gala host, making additional contributions, corporate sponsorship, or the art auction, contact eduardo@leslielohman.org, or +1 (212) 431-2609 x15

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is a nonprofit organization and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code. All ticket levels are partially tax-deductible. Other donations to the event are fully tax-deductible.

The Fall Gala will follow all necessary health guidelines. Proof of vaccination is required for staff and guest admission. There will be no exceptions. Proof of vaccination may include a CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), the NYC COVID Safe app, New York State’s Excelsior Pass, or an official immunization record from outside the U.S. with matching photo ID.

Sponsored by Madre Mezcal

Auction by Bidsquare in partnership with Fairchain.

Event Artwork: Jeffrey Gibson

Graphic design: Martin Perry and special thanks to Rune Olsen