We in the queer community know how essential it is to create a family of choice, and in Barbara and her partner of many decades, Florrie, I am supremely lucky for the bonds we share—hiking, fishing, swimming, digging in the dirt, talking deeply, and a dedication to poetry and film. I am a lover of … Read More
You are aware that the Museum will be honoring Charles Leslie on October 3rd. As you have known Charles for well over fifty years, and consider him your best friend, I want to ask you how this phenomenal man came to be. That’s right. I have known Charles since 1962. We met through my roommate, Larry Hayward, who was … Read More
Sophia Wallace focuses on her work “CLITERACY”, new projects, and shares some early work and personal anecdotes. This talk explores how from ancient history to the modern day, the clitoris has been discredited, dismissed and deleted — and women’s pleasure has often been left out of the conversation entirely. Sophia Wallace challenges the lies, questioning … Read More
Susie Bright discusses her work as a photo editor, art director, and photography curator for over 30 years, including with On Our Backs magazine, Nothing But the Girl, and the Cornell Human Sexuality Archive. Artists represented include Honey Lee Cottrell, Tee Corinne, Jill Posener, Morgan Gwenwald, Del LaGrace Volcano, Leon (Tracy) Mostovoy, Phyllis Christopher, and … Read More
Chitra Ganesh’s drawing based practice brings to light narrative representations of femininity, sexuality, and power typically absent from canons of literature and art. Her wall installations, comics, charcoal drawings, and mixed media works on paper often take historical and mythic texts as inspiration and points of departure to complicate received ideas of iconic female forms. … Read More
Chris Bogia is the Co-Founder and Director of Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first LGBTQ artist residency in the world, located in Cherry Grove, on Fire Island, NY. A visual artist and instructor of sculpture at New York University, Bogia shares his personal work and describes the inspiration behind founding the Fire Island Artist … Read More
In his talk, “Queer + Southern: Roots + Diasporas” Aaron McIntosh addresses the historic and contemporary creative cultural production of queer Southern artists, as well as the impacts of migration, brain-drain and rural/urban divides on artists’ lives. Aaron McIntosh is a fourth generation quiltmaker and cross-disciplinary artist whose work mines the intersections of material culture, … Read More
A panel comprised of his collaborators Babirye Leilah Burns Sculptor, Raphaël Sanchez – Photographe, Vincent Tiley, and Gail Thacker, discuss Hunter’s recent performance “Survival AIDS Into the Light”, created at the Bronx Museum for the “Art AIDS America” exhibition along with other performances. Tracing a lifetime of collaborative practices, the panel discusses performance art as … Read More
Legendary photographer John Dugdale, whose career largely coincided with an AIDS diagnosis, discusses his work with A Deeper Dive co-curator Jonathan D. Katz. Dugdale has been an active, celebrated photographer despite AIDS-related complications that have left him nearly blind.
SPEAKER SERIES: Jonathan David Katz in conversation with Geoffrey Hendricks, Andrea Evans, and Brad Melamed, discussing the work of Brian Buczak
A Deeper Dive artist, Brian Buczak came of age during the rise of performance and conceptual art in the late 1970s. Trained in these practices, he was associated with Fluxus in his early years, largely through the relationship with his then boyfriend, Geoffrey Hendricks, an important Fluxus figure. Buczak took up figurative painting at a … Read More
SPEAKER SERIES: Stephen Varble and Genderqueer Performance on the Streets of 1970s New York with David J. Getsy
The Leslie-Lohman Museum Speakers Series presents David J. Getsy’s talk which explores performance artist, playwright, and fashion designer Stephen Varble (1946–1984), who was a fixture on the streets of SoHo in the 1970s, but whose ephemeral practice has largely gone unrecognized in histories of art. His guerrilla practice aimed at disruption — of commerce, of … Read More
Gay Life in 1970s NYC Panel Discussion with introduction and moderation by Hunter O’Hanian featuring Stanley Stellar, Ellen Shumsky, Jonathan Ned Katz, and Michela Griffo Gay Life in 1970s NYC was a program which ran in conjunction with The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment. The 1970s explored the vibrant and liberating decade following … Read More
The 2nd Wave: Feminist Legacies with introduction and moderation by Deborah Bright featuring Flavia Rando, Leah DeVun, and Clarity Haynes. The 2nd Wave: Feminist Legacies is a program which ran in conjunction with The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment. The 1970s explored the vibrant and liberating decade following the Stonewall Riots in 1969. … Read More
Takin’ it to the Streets: Performing Public Protest panel discussion with introduction and moderation by Kris Grey featuring Jill Casid, Shaun Leonardo and Ed Woodham. The very notion of public space is one that is marked by bodies and actions. Generally, public space is social space open and accessible to people. More than just a … Read More
SPEAKER SERIES: Individual Mythologist: Vulnerability, Generosity, and Relationality in Ulay’s Queer Feminist Self Imaging with Amelia Jones
The Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series presents art historian Amelia Jones. Chair of the Visual Culture department at McGill University, Jones is one of the most well recognized queer, anti-racist, feminist art historians working today. She has lectured throughout the world and the author of numerous publications. On March 14, Amelia Jones presented a lecture based on … Read More
Leon Mostovoy’s “Transfigure” lecture at the Leslie-Lohman Museum. During the program, the audience was encouraged to interact with the project website, transfigureproject.com. The artist’s goal is to create synergy by connecting trans communities regardless of locale. Mostovoy’s lecture was followed by his “Transfigure” exhibition at Leslie-Lohman’s Price Street Project Space February 26-28. For more information about … Read More
SPEAKER SERIES: “Medium of Desire”- Artist Alexander Kargaltsev in conversation with Museum Director Hunter O’Hanian
Artist Alexander Kargaltsev in conversation with Museum Director Hunter O’Hanian during the “Medium of Desire” exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art.
SPEAKER SERIES: “Medium of Desire” – Artist Jessica Yatrofsky in conversation with Museum Director Hunter O’Hanian
Artist Jessica Yatrofsky in conversation with Museum Director Hunter O’Hanian during the “Medium of Desire” exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art.
Using human beauty, desire, Eros, and sexuality, this new photography based exhibition reveals that cultural differences, whether defined by national borders, sexual orientation, or gender identification, can be simultaneously vast yet familiar. Regardless of one’s sexual orientation or country of origin, feelings of desire, when successfully represented, can serve to minimize our differences and bring … Read More
Museum Director Hunter O’Hanian during the “Medium of Desire” exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art.
SPEAKER SERIES: “Medium of Desire” – Artist Matthew Morracco in conversation with Museum Director Hunter O’Hanian
Artist Matthew Morracco in conversation with Museum Director Hunter O’Hanian during the “Medium of Desire” exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art.
“The Hidden Hammer” lecture will show and talk about the breadth Hammer’s work beyond film and video. Barbara Hammer is a visual artist working primarily in film and video. She has made over 80 moving image works in a career that spans 40 years. She is considered a pioneer of queer cinema.
Allen Ellenzweig gave a presentation about the life of the extraordinary twentieth-century American photographer, George Platt Lynes at the Leslie Lohman Museum on November 18, 2015. Using a wide range of illustrated material, Allen Ellenzweig will offer portraits of the amazing cast of characters who peopled Lynes’ relatively short but exciting life (1907-1955), including Gertrude … Read More
Cassandra Langer, the 21st century biographer of Romaine Brooks, is joined by art historian James Saslow and screenwriter/translator Suzanne Stroh on a panel as part of a book launch at the Leslie-Lohman Museum for “Romaine Brooks: A Life” The artistic achievements of Romaine Brooks (1874–1970), both as a major expatriate American painter and as a … Read More
Attila Richard Lukacs is a Canadian artist known predominantly for his paintings of male skinheads, primates and American military cadets during the early 1990s whose brutally explicit work often shocks and provokes painters and critics alike. Dubbed Canada’s “official bad boy” by the Village Voice, Lukacs’ rise and fall was documented in the 2004 film … Read More
Elaborating on the idea that our bodies are often formed in relation to societal expectations, Cassils talk focused on their two most recent works “Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture” and “Becoming An Image” unpacking the process, historical context and points of inspiration which inform these works. Additionally, Cassils discussed their new works in progress and shared … Read More
Artists Baris Barlas, Alex Donis, Michelle Handelman, Kimi Tayler, and Barbara Nitke join curator, Jennifer Tyburczy to discuss current exhibition Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship. The artists and curator will consider the historical, cultural, and political ways in which censorship of queer artwork has inspired and expanded LGBTQ art in the U.S. and around the … Read More
A conversation between Robert Wilson, Jonathan David Katz, and Peter Harvey talking about poignant moments of Wilson’s career, the relationship between sexuality and creativity, and the Watermill Center—a unique environment for young and emerging artists from around the world to explore new ideas. This talk is a rare opportunity to hear Robert Wilson as he … Read More
In this series of clips, New York-based artist and curator Robert W. Richards walks us through “Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall.” “Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall” is a historical retrospective of sexy and erotic illustrations by artists who made work for the gay male magazines from the … Read More
SPEAKER SERIES: A History of the History of The Homoerotic Photograph – book and talk by Allen Ellenzweig
To celebrate the paperback publication of the 1992 landmark illustrated history, The Homoerotic Photograph: Male Images from Durieu/Delacroix to Mapplethorpe, author Allen Ellenzweig tells of the 15-year journey that it took to publish the original book and presents some of his favorite homoerotic images, both from the book and elsewhere. Allen Ellenzweig is an arts … Read More
Duane Michals is an American photographer. Michals’ work makes innovative use of photo-sequences, often incorporating text to examine emotion and philosophy. Join us for a conversation with artist Duane Michals as he talks about his work and the art making process. He we get an intimate and humorous view of his life, passions, and career.
This lecture was in conjunction with the exhibition RARE & RAW. RARE & RAW explored queer history by examining notions of power, sexuality, history, and the queer gaze. Connecting Canadian and American artists of different generations, it engaged the past to illuminate issues that affect queer lives and queer representations today. Kent Monkman is one … Read More
SPEAKER SERIES: Artist & Curator Talk for Rare & Raw and Making History, Making Art: The Work of Jonathan Ned Katz
Artists Nina Levitt, Tara Mateik, Ken Moffatt and Jonathan Ned Katz in discussion with curators Steph Rogerson, Kelly McCray and Jonathan David Katz. Hosted by the Queer Caucus of Art at the Leslie-Lohman Museum. In conjunction with Rare & Raw and Making History, Making Art: The Work of Jonathan Ned Katz, two exhibitions about queer … Read More
DIARIES: An Anthology of Photography from Italy. Curated by Peter Weiermair
Lesbians Seeing Lesbians: Building Community in Early Feminist Photography