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Friday, January 19, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SPIRIT IN THE WORKS Opening: January 19, 6-8pm Exhibition: January 20-21, 12-6pm This group show exhibits multimedia art, paintings, and photographic fantasies of men in gender-inquisitive postures by significant emerging artists. Tom Acevedo breaks through the picture plane with acrylic portraiture and involves the viewer with figurative story telling. Steve Glicken displays digital photographs of friends and family in highly stylized settings. Rafael Santiago offers multimedia and collage works from 2009 to the current time examining self-definition and personal values.…

IN COLLABORATION: Barbara Hammer, Museum of Moving Image

Sunday, January 21, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Part of Two by Barbara Hammer & Science on Screen Film Screening: Resisting Paradise With Barbara Hammer in person Barbara Hammer has crafted an eloquent and richly layered examination of the artist’s and individual’s role in times of conflict. Resisting Paradise, Hammer's 2003, 80 mins. 16mm film focuses on Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard’s artistic work in the south of France during World War II, while also examining the word of Matisse’s family and others in the French Resistance Movement. Featuring captivating…

BARBARA HAMMER: Book Launch Celebration

Saturday, January 27, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the book launch celebration of BARBARA HAMMER: Evidentiary Bodies, a monograph published as a companion for Hammer's retrospective at the Leslie-Lohman Museum.  Barbara Hammer will be in conversation with Carmel Curtis and Staci Bu Shea, the editors/curators of the project. Meet the contributors of the book, and experience a brand new work by Barbara Hammer while you see the retrospective for the last time. This event is FREE. Please RSVP HERE


Friday, February 2, 6:00 pm - Sunday, February 4, 6:00 pm

Opening: February 2, 6-8pm Exhibition: February 3-4, 12-6pm In 2004, photographer Giovanni di Mola moved from Astoria, where he was born in 1968, to Hudson. Hudson gave him the chance to restart with no expectations but so much space and light to be inspired by again. The people he connected with became his kin. These photographs were all taken and edited from June 2004-June 2017. This opening and book launch brings di Mola’s work full circle, as he first showed…

IN·SPIRE: Leigh Bowery

Monday, February 5, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  IN·SPIRE: Leigh Bowery Join us for a celebration of creativity, bringing together those that think outside the box. You will be surrounded by an inspired auction, prepare to bring something home with you. So, wear your photo booth ready, outrageous attire - prizes for the most inspired! All funds raised go towards the continued diversity of Leslie-Lohman Museum’s programming and collection. IN·SPIRE is dedicated to Leigh Bowery Tickets: $50 General; $25 Artist Creatives: Ben Copperwheat, Billy Erb, Dick Mitchell, Dietmar…

BOY BORDELLO: House of Erotic Art

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 pm - Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 pm

Preview: March 22, 7-9pm Opening: March 23, 6-9pm Exhibition: March 24-27, 12-6pm Enter the exotic, flamboyant, and lavish world of Boy Bordello, House of Erotic Art. View a bevy of original, and affordable, artworks displaying the illusory attraction of men, as seen through the eyes of some of New York City’s most brilliant gay artistic talents on the erotic art scene today.

WARD LAMB: Pattern and Desire

Friday, April 20, 6:00 pm - Sunday, April 22, 6:00 pm

WARD LAMB: Pattern and Desire Opening: April 20, 6-8pm Exhibition: April 21-22, 12-6pm Ward Lamb presents an exhibition of paintings and drawings based on the male figure. In recent years, Lamb's love of botany and pattern has entered his visual preoccupations. This has given a new vision and life to his current works. Lamb obtained his MFA in painting from Brooklyn College in 1981 and has taught painting and drawing for many years to multiple ages and abilities. Image credit:…


Friday, June 1, 6:00 pm - Sunday, June 3, 6:00 pm

Opening: June 1, 6-8pm Exhibition: June 2-3, 12-6pm Rafael Santiago presents his series DEMIGODS -- a body of mixed media collages and drawings Santiago began in 2017 that continues his exploration of non-binary gender and queer identity. With this series, he pulls from religious symbolism as well, which draws from his troubling experience with religion in his childhood and teenage years. Image: Rafael Santiago, 'Demigod2', Mixed media collage, 24 x 15 in. 2017, Courtesy of the artist.


Friday, June 22, 6:00 pm - Sunday, June 24, 6:00 pm

Opening: June 22, 6-8PM Exhibition: June 23-24, 12-6PM Lola Flash will be exhibiting her legendary photographs. Flash’s work is an insider's account of the many ways gender-queer people are perceived and how mainstream visual representation affects both our individual psyches and broader society. Where there was once no canon, each subject, in their own beautiful way, has harnessed a pride that transcends hate. They have made it possible for the LGBTQ+ community not only to survive, but also to live…

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