With a mission to exhibit and preserve art that speaks directly to the many aspects of the LGBTQ experience, and to foster the artists who create it, the Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork from a queer perspective, and to examine the juxtaposition between art and social justice in ways that provoke thought and dialogue.
Accredited as a museum in 2016, with a collection of over 30,000 objects, the Museum hosts six major exhibitions annually, offers several public programs throughout the year, publishes an arts newsletter, and maintains a research library of over 3,000 volumes.
A single object challenges today's cultural values
Ink on paper, site-specific window installation
A focus on this iconic performance artist of '70s NYC
The work of a photographer active in the early period of radical lesbian organizing
Explores the ties of queer sex work culture to art and activism
Explores the impact of the LGBTQ civil-rights movement on the art world
Selections from the collection amassed for over 50 years