The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is the first dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art, and foster the artists who create it.
The Leslie-Lohman Museum embraces the rich creative history of the LGBTQ art community by informing, inspiring, entertaining and challenging all who enter its doors.
The Leslie Lohman Museum is operated by the Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Inc., a non-profit founded in 1987 by Charles W. Leslie and Fritz Lohman who have supported LGBTQ artists for over 30 years. The Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit organization and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code.
In the Main Gallery, the calendar of events includes 6-8 major exhibitions a year, film screenings, plays, poetry readings, artist and curator talks, and panel discussions. Other galleries include the Wooster St. Window Gallery, a street-facing gallery featuring work by contemporary, emerging and under-represented LGBTQ artists who address issues of gender, identity, sex and pop culture; and the Prince St. Project Space which hosts the Leslie Lohman Studio and other smaller exhibitions.