We mourn the loss of our beloved friend and Vice President of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Board of Trustees, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Ph.D.


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The Leslie-Lohman Museum is a dynamic and safe space where the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies engage in meaningful and authentic art experiences that foster empowerment and community building.

Virtual Exhibitions

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WE ARE KIND OF MORE: Gen Z Reframes Gender and Sexuality

We Are Kind of More: Gen Z Reframes Gender and Sexuality was conceived as part of an initiative by the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives to center the voices of LGBTQ students at LaGuardia Community College, a CUNY school located in Long Island City, Queens. Through photographic portraiture and oral histories, these students share their intimate stories of religion, family, personal identities and communities they have found in this richly diverse part of NYC. Originally titled Shades of the Rainbow: Gen Z Reframes Gender and Sexuality, the exhibition opened at LaGuardia in June of 2019 during the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

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Virtual Exhibitions


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The Learning Center for Arts and Intersectionality at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art has developed resources for educators, students and families that address three core themes: identity, activism and queer history. Using works of art in the permanent collection we aim to engage you in an observation and meaning making process and in hands-on activities.

While the Leslie-Lohman Museum remains closed due to COVID-19, we reassert our commitment to our LGBTQ+ communities by sharing new and timely engagement activities created by our Learning Center teaching artists team.

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Among the resources developed by the Learning Center for Arts and Intersectionality is LLM Learning Moments part of QueerArtTV, a new series of short videos. Each one focuses on a single work in the collection, guiding viewers through questions, conversations, and an object-oriented approach.

While the Leslie-Lohman Museum remains closed due to COVID-19, we reassert our commitment to our LGBTQ+ communities by sharing new and timely engagement activities created by our Learning Center teaching artists team.

try it out at home!



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The Leslie-Lohman Museum Queer Theatre & Performance Residency for Emerging Artists aims to support artists interested in advancing the nature and discourse of queer theory through experimental work. During July and August, two chosen artists each receive rehearsal space for one month alongside access to the museum's archives, guidance from staff, and an artist honorarium . At the end of the residency, artists are expected to present a work-in-progress showcase.

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The Leslie-Lohman Museum Artist Fellowship is a program designed to empower and support queer artists. Each year, a cohort of ten to twelve emerging artists are invited to participate in a series of professional development workshop that provide art business skills, strategic planning, peer-to-peer learning, mentorship, and community building across disciplines to create a sustainable art practice.




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Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art offers multi-session residencies that combine three classroom sessions and one museum visit. Our teaching artists and educators will work with classroom teachers and GSA coordinators to determine shared goals for the residency. The Museum visit will incorporate lessons learned during the classroom sessions and engage students with works of art in a safe museum space.

Classroom Residencies are FREE for NYC Public Schools. (insert form)

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Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art offers guided-visits of the Museum’s exhibitions for students grades 6-12. During their visit, students will spend time in the Museum’s galleries investigating ideas of identity, social justice, LGBTQIA+ history and activism. Our inquiry-based tours encourage students to engage in active observation, analysis, interpretation, and discussion of works presented. After you place your reservation, a museum educator will contact you to discuss your goals for the visit.

Free for NYC Public Schools.




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Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art opens its doors during evening hours for a reception and after hours visit to the Museum's galleries. During our Open House you will:

  • Learn about upcoming Leslie-Lohman exhibitions
  • Participate in conversations and gallery activities around works of art that reflect LGBTQIA+ history, identity and activism
  • Network with colleagues and expand your community
  • Discover how the museum serves as a safe space and how it is a resource for your classroom, family and community
  • Sign up for museum tours and school GSA residencies (Free for NYC public schools)
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Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art offers professional development workshops for teachers, school administrators, school social workers, GSA facilitators, museum educators, and teaching artists. Our professional development workshops take place during district-wide professional development days in New York City. Check our calendar for the next Professional Development workshop dates and topics. We also offer PD workshops designed specifically for your school.

Upcoming Professional Development dates to be announced.


Private Tours

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Universities and Non-profits: $200. Private group tours: $300

The Museum offers staff-guided group visits for museum-goers of all ages. The 60-minute tour engages visitors in a dialogue around selected works on view. Tours are limited to 20 participants and must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance.

For corporate tours and events, contact development@leslielohman.org


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