IN-SPIRE: LEIGH BOWERY: Leslie-Lohman Museum 2018

IN·SPIRE: Leigh Bowery

Join us for a celebration of creativity, bringing together those that think outside the box. You will be surrounded by an inspired auction, prepare to bring something home with you. So, wear your photo booth ready, outrageous attire – prizes for the most inspired!

All funds raised go towards the continued diversity of Leslie-Lohman Museum’s programming and collection.

IN·SPIRE is dedicated to Leigh Bowery

Creatives: Alesia Exum, Alexandria Deters, Ben Copperwheat, Billy Erb, Brett Lindell, Brian Soigne Wilson, Bubi Canal, Chuck Nitzberg, David Yarritu, Dick Mitchell, Dietmar Busse, Dustin Pittman, Ethan Shoshan, Gail Thacker, Gaston Marticorena, Gazelle Paulo, Gio Black Peter, Greg Garry, Guy Furrow, Iggy Berlin, Jackie Rudin, Jayne County, John Hanning, Johnny Rozsa, Jonathan Beee, Jorge Clar, Joel Handorff, Kevin Aviance, Michael Economy, Michael Fazakerley, Muffinhead, Natasha Gornik, Rachael Litton, Scooter LaForge, Stephan Szkotnicki, Scott Ewalt, Steven Love Menendez, Sequinette, Stanley Stellar, Van Wifvat, Vicki Khuzami, Zelko Gorickic.

Special thanks to Cynthia Powell who made this happen and hosted this wonderful evening..

President, Board of Trustees
*Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art*
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New York, NY 10013
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The Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series is an annual program presenting artists, curators, and cultural icons to the public. The series explores the role of art making in the LGBTQ community and contributes to the cultural and artistic activity of New York City. Events are free and open to the public. Funding for this series has been received in part from the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Each year, the Leslie-Lohman Museum provides access to queer cultural experiences to over 22,000 participants, and it is only possible because of generous supporters like you. Your donation helps fund cutting edge exhibitions featuring emerging and established queer artists, enriching educational activities for families and youth, and exciting public programs for everyone.

The Museum 

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, operated by the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, is a visual art museum in SoHoManhattanNew York City. It mainly collects, preserves and exhibits visual arts created by LGBTQ artists or art about LGBTQ themes, issues, and people.The Museum offers exhibitions year-round in numerous locations and owns more than 22,000 objects, including, paintings, drawings, photography, prints and sculpture. It has been recognized as one of the oldest arts groups engaged in the collection and preservation of gay art. In May 2011, the Foundation was awarded Museum status by the New York State Board of Regents. The Museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and operates pursuant to their guidelines.

The Museum maintains a Permanent Collection into which more than 1,300 objects have been accessioned. The Permanent Collection contains works by a number of well-known gay artists such as Berenice AbbottDavid HockneyIngo SwannCatherine OpieAndy WarholTom of FinlandDelmas HoweJean CocteauDavid WojnarowiczRobert MapplethorpeGeorge Platt LynesHorstDuncan GrantJames BidgoodDuane MichalsCharles DemuthDon BachardyAttila Richard LukacsJim FrenchDel LaGrace VolcanoPaul ThekPeter HujarArthur Tress and many others.

The Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation was founded by J. Frederic "Fritz" Lohman and Charles W. Leslie. The two men had been collecting art for several years, and mounted their first exhibition of gay art in their loft on Prince Street in New York City in 1969. They opened a commercial art gallery shortly thereafter, but this venue closed in the early 1980s at the advent of the AIDS pandemic.

In 1987, the two men applied for nonprofit status as a precursor to establishing a foundation to preserve their collection of gay art and continue exhibition efforts. The Internal Revenue Service objected to the word "gay" in the title of the foundation and held up the nonprofit application for several years. The Foundation was granted nonprofit status in 1990.

The Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation's first location was in a basement at 127B Prince Street in New York City. In 2006, the Foundation moved into a ground floor gallery at 26 Wooster Street in historic SoHo; gallery space will be expanding in size in 2016-2017.