Leslie Lohman Museum Of Gay And Lesbian Art

26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

212-431-2609

ABOUT US

The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is the first dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art, and foster the artists who create it The Leslie-Lohman Museum embraces the rich creative history of the LGBTQ art community by informing, inspiring, entertaining, and challenging all who enter its doors. 

The Museum is operated by the Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Inc., a non-profit founded in 1987 by Charles W. Leslie and Fritz Lohman who have supported LGBTQ artists for over 30 years. The Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit organization and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code. 

In the Main Gallery, the calendar of events includes 6-8 major exhibitions a year, film screenings, plays, poetry readings, artist and curator talks, and panel discussions. Other galleries include the Wooster St. Window Gallery, on view to the public twenty-four hours a day from street level and speaks to the LGBTQ experience showing art from both emerging and established artists that might be denied access to mainstream venues due to subject matter or institutional bias; and the Prince St. Project Space, curated under Charles Leslie’s trained eye, this space hosts the weekly Leslie-Lohman Studio and offers weekend exhibitions and events.

The Museum maintains a collection of over 22,000 works, and retains an artist archive that contains information on over 1,900 LGBTQ artists, both those represented in the collection and others of interest to LGBTQ audiences.

Mission:

To exhibit and preserve art that speaks directly to the many aspects of the LGBTQ experience, and foster the artists who create it. We embrace the rich creative history of this community by educating, informing, inspiring, entertaining, and challenging all who enter our doors.

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