Do you enjoy spending your free time looking at lesbian art?
Planning to visit New York any time soon? Well then, you should
probably add the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, which
opened last year, to your list of places to visit.
The museum, which plays homage to gay and lesbian culture,
examines a number of themes including gender and sexuality and was
founded by Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman, who organized their
first exhibition in the same year as the Stonewall riots
The Leslie-Lohman museum showcases six to eight new shows from
upcoming artists each year and is currently showing the The Piers:
Art and Sex at the New York Seafront which uses art of different
mediums to look at how the Stonewall riots changed gay culture in
New York in the early 70s.
Mr Leslie states that LLM's mission is "to locate, rescue, and
preserve works of gay art that are endangered because of societal
sexual prejudice." To that end, the museum has a permanent
collection of over 3500 objects which have been collected, spanning
over three centuries of lesbian and gay art work.
Leslie-Lohman Museum is open to all and has no admission
New York, NY 10013
(Between Grand & Canal)
Hours: 12 Noon - 6pm, Tue - Sat
Closed: Sun & Mon & all major holidays
More info here
at their website