The final round of the Best of Gay City Readers' Choice Contest is complete and the winners are in.
“Classic Nudes and the Make of Queer History runs through January 4. | LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY & LESBIAN ART
THE LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY & LESBIAN ART
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art was founded 27 years ago on Prince Street in Soho, and while there are many ways its mission to preserve and celebrate the legacy and work of LGBT artists could be explained, the museum’s Jerry Kajpust put it very succinctly: “Our job is to make gay culture public.”
The world’s first museum dedicated to LGBTQ art, Leslie-Lohman, now located at 26 Wooster Street between Canal and Grand Streets, maintains a collection of 22,000 works, including pieces by Catherine Opie, David Wojnarowicz, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, George Platt Lynes, and Jean Cocteau.
It’s apropos that as our readers select Leslie-Lohman as the Best Museum/ Gallery, it is hosting “Classic Nudes and the Making of Queer History.” Curated by art historian and activist Jonathan David Katz, who directs the doctoral program in visual studies at SUNY Buffalo, the exhibition documents how “every time classical nudes have re-emerged into discourse or fashion, it is evidence of a changing historical understanding of same-sex desire.”
“Classic Nudes and the Making of Queer History” runs through January 4 (leslielohman.org).
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Alan Cumming in “Cabaret,” Andrew Rannells, and Bob the Drag Queen. | MICHAEL SHIREY