Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art was found by Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman over 30 years ago. They began showing and collecting art in their SoHo loft in 1969 to provide an outlet for gay artists. With an attendance of over 200 people at their first weekend exhibition, they quickly realized there was a need for this type of venue in the community. The Museum today is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, the Leslie Lohman Museum embraces the rich creative history of the LGBTQ art community by educating, informing, inspiring, entertaining and challenging all who enter its doors. The Museum brings a new perspective providing viewers with a personal context and insight into artists as individuals as never seen before.
|Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman|
Founded the Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation
Over 30 Years Ago
The Founders' Day Celebration promises to be a great night of fun and excitement with foods, drinks, merriment and live and silent auctions. The Museum will be launching "The Art of Living", a new biography by Kevin Clarke of Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman (published by Bruno Gmünder). Scheduled performances are Steven Blier, New York Festival of Song, Jesse Blumberg, baritone and Scott Murphree, tenor. To receive tickets or to RSVP simply click here, or download the reply card by clicking here.
posted by Sean Franklin,
Senior Associate, Media Communications Committee, NGLCCNY
Director of Client Services, L7zGroup
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