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2015 ANNUA L RE P ORT


COLLECTIONS

The Museum’s Collections Department and Accessions Committee continue to make their way through the over 24,000 objects in our possession. During the past year, we have cataloged thousands of works and accessioned hundreds more into the Permanent Collection. As of September 1, 2015, there were 1,537 objects accessioned, representing work by more than 425 artists. Our collection continues to grow in prominence as inclusion in our collection is frequently featured as an important piece of provenance when gay-themed work is sold at auction. Additionally, we have lent our works to other major institutions, including the Tacoma Art Museum, Artists Space, Schwules Museum,* Stonewall National Museum and Archives, and other institutions. And the collection continues to grow. In 2014–15 we received gifts of over 1,300 works of art valued at

nearly $2 million. These gifts to the collection help us broaden our reach beyond our modest acquisition budget. Recent additions to the collection include work by John Lear, Zanele Muholi, Hunter Reynolds, Mickalene Thomas, Robert Mapplethorpe, Berenice Abbott, Jimmy DeSana, Paul Cadmus, and many many others. While we are proud of the work we have in the collections, as the Museum grows over the next few years, we will set our sights on bringing in a more diverse group of artists, including work by people of color and more work by female and transgender artists. If you are interested in helping us acquire more work for the collection, please feel free to contact Museum Director Hunter O’Hanian or any member of the Collections Department.

George Bellows, Business Men’s Bath (detail), 1923, Lithograph,

Queerness. Countercultural life. Creativity. Excellence. Confidence. Stewardship. Advocacy. Education. Collaboration.

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Caleb Cole, The Hotel Room (detail), 2010, Archival pigment print, 13 x 19 in.

12.25 x 17 in. Foundation Purchase with funds provided by Louis Wiley, Jr.

Gift of the artist and Gallery Kayafas. Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum.

Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum.

ith these simple nine ideas, the Leslie-Lohman Museum set out its core values and charted a course for the future in 2015 and beyond. As the nation celebrated a landmark legal decision recognizing the rights of transgender, lesbian, and gay people throughout the nation, the Museum had it biggest year ever, offering more exhibitions, educational programming, opportunities for artists, and preservation of artwork. The Museum greeted more visitors than at any other time in the organization’s history. Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents in 2011, the Leslie-Lohman Museum explores ideas through visual art that reveal who we are. We do more than just place art on our walls; we strive to make everyone think, regardless of who they are. There is no one who cannot be moved by our exhibitions. We see ourselves as an internationally recognized institution for encounters with, and as a place for, the creators of visual art addressing queer and other nonheteronormative sexualities. Beyond our physical space, we strive to impact the art world

through our mere existence. We pride ourselves for our thought-provoking contributions to the contemporary discourse on the role of sexuality, gender, sexual identity and sexual expression in the visual arts. Over the last year, the Museum was a regular destination for artists, those interested in the visual arts, and queer cultural leaders, whether they live in New York or visit here. Since the spring of 2014, we offered 8 major exhibitions, featuring the work of more than 200 artists. Additionally, we hosted twenty weekend shows at the Prince St. Project Space and nine exhibitions in the Wooster St. Window Gallery. The scope of gay artists presented ranged from Michelangelo to Heather Cassils. In spring 2015 we offered Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship. It was an international exhibition that showed work damaged or specifically excluded from exhibition at other museums because of its queer content. Curated by Jennifer Tyburczy, it featured the work of 17 artists and took its inspiration from the censorship of Robert Mapplethorpe’s art in the 1980s and the recent withdrawal of David Wojnarowicz’s work from the National Portrait Gallery. The show explored the innovative responses to watershed moments in the history of censored LGBTQ art in Canada, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States. Next, we offered Interface: Queer Artists Forming Communities through Social Media, curated by Walt Cessna. In that exhibition, we looked at the work of 30 queer artists, each with active studio practices, mostly based here in New York. Not surprisingly, more than 600 people attended one of the two evening openings. Of the artists in the show, each has (or had) a relationship with social media as a means of connecting with other artists and people interested in their work. The exhibition showed work by contemporary artists striving to create art at a time that can be unforgiving to artists. It was a rare opportunity to see powerful work by queer artists—in a non-virtual way—to better understand a segment of the world in which they survive. This was followed by the exhibition On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life, drawn mostly from the Leslie-Lohman Museum’s collection. Curator James M. Saslow attempted to answer the question, “What do gay people do when they’re not having sex?”

INTERFACE: QUEER ARTISTS FORMING COMMUNITIES THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Interface presented an eclectic mix of New York-based queer artists who use social media to create a community and exhibit their work. Artists of the late 1970s and early 1980s on the outskirts of the artistic establishment took to the streets, plastering their work on subway platforms, crumbling bathroom walls, and other abject locales as alternatives to white gallery walls. Fast forward thirty years later, and LGBTQ artists have taken their outsider status to the virtual realm, turning to the internet and its various social media vessels as alternative artistic networks. The show brought some new artists to our visitors, including Isauro Cairo, Bubi Canal, Adrian Carroll, Ben Copperwheat, Jordan Eagles, Joel Handorff, Leo Herrera, Erika Keck, Naruki Kukita, Scooter La Forge, Diego Montoya, Maria Piñeres, James Salaiz, Ethan Shoshan, and William Spangenberg. Left: Hunter O’Hanian, Museum Director facilitating Artist and Curator panel. (L to R), Walt Cessna, curator, Natasha Gornik, Benjamin Fredrickson, and Alesia Exum. July 2015. Kris Grey photograph. Right: Opening night reception, May 15. 2015, Interface: 2 | 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

Queer Artists Forming Communities through Social Media, May 15 to August 2, 2015.

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WOOSTER ST. WINDOW GALLERY

LESLIE-LOHMAN SPEAKERS SERIES

Wooster St. Window Gallery will host the second annual

Thanks to grants from the New York City Department

exhibition for Queer/Art/Mentorship Fellows starting in October 2015. The program/partnership, started in the fall of 2014 and becoming an important part of the Museum’s programming, featured Seyi Adebanjo: Trans Lives Matter! and Bridget de Gersigny’s And Mouths Are Made for Eating. Honoring the differences between the generations within the queer artistic community and the diversity of choices, values, esthetics, and opportunities in artists’ lives, the program supports a rich communion that works against the segregation of generations and disciplines. This multidisciplinary, intergenerational arts program supports mentorship between emerging and established queer artists in New York City, broadening its reach by exhibiting artwork from its participants. Noteworthy was the site-specific installation inspired by the Unicorn Tapestries in the collection at the Cloisters in New York, Eunuch Tapestry 5, created by Canadian artist Zachary Logan.

of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council for the Arts, we launched the Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series, a new education program that brings in local, national, and international artists, exposing a diverse group of artists to an even larger diverse audience. Lively Q&A sessions lead to often surprising insights and challenging discussions. Lectures are videotaped and made available on the Museum’s website. Feedback from attendees include comments such as, “Sheila Pepe is an incredible artist and, in my opinion, legendary. She approached the lecture series with generosity. I appreciated her candor and sincerity. I hope the Museum will continue to show her work and provide platforms for her direct connection to audiences.” And, “Cassils was a treat to listen to and host. [Cassils] work is swiftly becoming emblematic of a new wave of intersectional queer art.”

Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship, Artist and Curator panel:

“What a lovely museum! It was great to find and experience all of the diverse art. Keep doing what you’re doing! Much love from Chicago. I’ll be back!”

Seyi Adebanjo, Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles! (detail),

Kimi Tayler, Baris Barlas, Barbara Nitke, Michelle Handelman, Alex Donis,

2013, Digital Photograph. Courtesy the artist.

and Jennifer Tyburczy, curator. April 2015. Kris Grey photograph..

The diverse works in the show presented the uniqueness as well as the universality of everyday queer life. The exhibition explored the notion that living a queer life has long been an active battlefront in America’s ongoing culture wars. It was a wonderful opportunity to see works from the Museum’s collection that in some cases had never been exhibited. In addition to these exhibitions, we saw Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Walls, curated by Robert W. Richards, travel to the Stonewall Archives and Museum (Fort Lauderdale) in 2015. The exhibition was the subject of a new hardcover book published by Bruno Gmünder. Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, curated by John Chaich, will travel to the Maryland Institute College of Art (2015–2016) and the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts (2016). Over the past year we also saw our educational programming expand as we offered docent tours on most weekends, giving a wide array of voices the opportunity to interpret the art exhibited on our walls. The program received an award from the Museum Association of New York. Our new Speakers Series, funded in part

by the New York State Council for the Arts and the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York, brought many new artists’ voices to the conversation. During the past year we also grew our publications as we created full-color catalogs for Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History; Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Walls; Interface: Queer Artist Forming Communities through Social Media; and On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life. We were also pleased to see that the Museum’s founding and history was beautifully documented in Kevin Clarke’s book, The Art of Looking (Bruno Gmünder, 2015), which tells the story of the life and collection of the Museum’s founders, Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman. As our attendance continues to swell, and we have received great press and reviews for our efforts. Over the past year, we received coverage in the The New York Times, Huffington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Art Forum, Art in America, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Time Out NY, Gay City News, The Art Blog, Feminine Moments, NY Art Beat, Zeal NYC, Vice, Observer, Hyperallergic, and many others. This has been a busy organizational year for us as we are finalizing our accreditation with the New York State Board of Regents and putting in place American Alliance of Museum policies and procedures so we can soon be a candidate for their accreditation. Importantly, we also finished a three-year strategic plan, which is available on our website. Finally, it was the year that the Museum sought to expand its footprint to improve the museum-going experience for visitor and staff alike. Twenty-eight pathbreaking years after the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation’s formation, and with thanks to all our valued supporters, we are writing a new, still more vibrant, chapter in our history—and bringing to realization our founders’ vision of fostering, collecting, and proudly exhibiting artworks that otherwise might lie neglected in closets or attics—or worse, face destruction. We cannot do all of this without your support. We need you to be a member. We need your financial support and contributions of artwork to our collections. We need you to volunteer to support our programs. Together we can make this place one of the strongest museums in the world.

PRINCE ST. PROJECT SPACE

Prince St. Project Space (PSPS) continues to offer emerging and living artists a venue to exhibit their work and an opportunity to curate, install, market, and sell their artwork. With 20 shows and over 1,600 visitors, PSPS has become an important addition to the Museum’s programming, often drawing on new and diverse audiences. Exhibitions included Christine Schlesinger’s All True Tomboys, Paul Zone’s Growing Up Glam in the New York Underground, Lawrence Graham-Brown’s The Subject Is Black, Alex Geana’s Intended Consequences, Gary Freeman’s Fair Oaks Bath House – Photographs by Frank Melleno, and the return of the very successful Dirty Little Drawings. German artist Kai Teichert installed a full-room mural entitled Teufelssee. Zine and book launches, performance works, and film screenings rounded out the year’s programming. We already have several exhibitions scheduled through 2016, so be sure to check our website frequently for updates and additions. Left (Main Gallery): Jonathan David Katz, tour, Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History, October 17, 2014 to January 4, 2015. Kris Grey photograph. Right (Prince St. Project Space): Christina Schlesinger, In Jeans with Shell (detail), 4 | 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

1994, Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in. Courtesy the artist.

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MUSEUM EXPANSION

The Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation moved into its 26 Wooster Street location in 2006. It was a big step for the organization as it transitioned from the 700-square-foot space on Prince Street to the current location of over 3,000 square feet. We still use the former location as our Prince St. Project Space, offering classes and weekend exhibitions. When the 26 Wooster Street location was designed, it was a state-of-the-art facility for the Foundation’s activities. At the time, although it was a nonprofit entity, many of the exhibitions presented work for sale. Few pieces were borrowed from other museums or organizations for exhibition, and most of the small staff sat up front behind the large, beautifully designed desk, greeting and talking with visitors. The Foundation was closed during the installation/deinstallation process between exhibitions, and several weeks in the summer. However, now that we are an accredited museum, our needs and the needs of our visitors are much different. In the fall of 2014, we began to explore the possibility of moving into a larger space and were pleased to learn that the retail store immediately next to us was available. By adding this space to our footprint (giving us nearly 6,000 square feet at the street level and a prime corner location at Grand and Wooster Streets), we would be able to address many operational issues to enhance the visitor’s experience and improve the staff’s working conditions. With our expansion, we will be able to create another gallery almost the same size as our existing gallery. This ensures that at least some part of the Museum will always be open to the public. No longer will we have to be completely closed during the deinstallation/installation process. The additional space will allow us the opportunity to improve visitor services and offer a better working environment to our dedicated staff. We hope that we will be in our newly expanded space by March 2016. Beautifully designed by local architect Stephen Keith, the new configuration should provide both visitors and staff with a new place to see works in the collection along with our schedule of temporary exhibitions that strives to show both a historic and contemporary view of the LGBTQ experience.

Left: Street view of proposed Museum expansion. Mon Iker photograph.

“…a mirror for gay history.” — Hugh Ryan, Smithsonian, July 2015

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2015 NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Meryl Allison Management Consultant: President, Allison Strategic Consulting “The Museum plays a critical role in preserving and sharing art about the LGBT experience. We are privileged to have such strong foundation and the collection that Charles and Fritz began. We also have a tremendous opportunity to reach a larger and broader audience.”

Jeff Weinstein Arts, food, LGBT columnist and editor, formerly at Village Voice, Philadelphia Inquirer, Bloomberg News “So much queer history remains buried, so I want to help this groundbreaking museum dig up, preserve, and display our past and present treasures. No child should have to grow up, as I did, without seeing herself or himself reflected on a gallery wall.”

“None of our progress would be possible without the smarts, skill, gumption, and dedication of our amazing staff, board members, volunteers, museum members, and donors. They really rock!” — Hunter O’Hanian, Museum Director

Above: Zanele Muholi, Being, 2007, Two silver gelatin prints and one Lambda digital print, 11.75 x 8.75 in. (each panel). Gift of the artist. Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum.

FIRE ISLAND ARTIST RESIDENCY

THANK YOU

Museums are intrinsically about artists and the art making process.

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ithout the support of generous donors like you, we would not be able to carry out our programs of excellence.

Often there is no better way to support them than through an artist’s residency offering the opportunity to explore and make new work. For the past three years, the Museum has supported one of the artists at the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the only artists’ residency program in the world devoted exclusively to LGBTQ artists. Founded by Chris Bogia and Evan Garza, FIAR offers five month-long residencies in the Cherry Grove section of Fire Island to queer visual artists of all disciplines. FIAR has developed a strong group of established LGBTQ artists and curators to serve as board members, jurors, and visiting artists, including Nyland Blake, Jack Pierson, Shelia Pepe, Mickalene Thomas, Bill Arning, Steve Locke, Nicole Eisenmen, Rashaad Newsome, and many others. Last year, the Museum showed the work of former residents at an exhibition in its Prince St. Project Space.

INDIVIDUALS

Thomas Burns

Stephen Dewhurst

Harold R. Gorman

Jennifer Judge

Shelly Acosta

Russell Bush

Robert Dickerson

Richard Graves

Jerry Kajpust

Jonathan Alberstadt

Nicholas Calamusa

Jack Dreyer

Elwood Gray

Jonathan David Katz and

Meryl Allison and

John Caldwell and

Roger DuBois

Michael Greer and

Elisa Burns William Iorwerth Allison Bill Arning

Jack Early (visiting lecturer), Maya Suess (studio manager), Joe Sinnes (resident), Babirye Leilah (resident), Hannah Barrett Devan Shimoyama (resident). Photograph by Chris Bogia. August 2015.

On the Domestic Front addresses the long-running sociopolitical debate within the LGBTQ world: Are we, apart from our sexuality, “just like everyone else,” or alternatively, do we have a distinct sensibility or style (or many of them)? Homemaking is an act of everyday social performance, a way of realizing and expressing a sense of self and a sense of belonging. Home life, in practice, can often be a source of pain, yet the idea of home always promises more—love, friendship, comfort, pleasure, and the possibility of reinventing them all. This exhibition was divided into the following four thematic sections: At Home, At Work, At Play, and Fantasy. Such scenes are called “genre” scenes—depictions of everyday life—and feed three realms: personal, political, and historical. These hold special importance for queers, who seldom see themselves in mainstream culture and hunger for images that validate their reality.

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Estate of Marian Pinto

Bryant Stave Michela Griffo and Mary O’Connor

Jonathan Ned Katz Steven Keith Nathan Kernan

Estate of Charles Vozzi

Anthony Grisafi

Elzbieta Kielar

David Asch

Anna L. Canepa

Curtis Estes and

Carlos Gutierrez-Solana

John Kirkpatrick

Kenneth Ashley

Earl Carlile

Steven Haas

Daniel Kitchen

Patrick Askin

Sherwin Carlquist

Katherine Haas

Brian Kloppenberg and

Michael Bacon

William Carroll

Anita Baker-Blocker

Tom Castele and John Wasinak

John Shannon Shawn Estes and Douglas Hundley

James Hackney

Robert Daniel Evans

Harry Haines

James Fetterman and

Simone Hall

Patrick Webb Andy Knapp and Mike Probst

Cryder Bankes

Joseph Cavalieri

Alberto Barral and

Roberto Ceriani

Eugene Fischer

Daniel R. Hanratty

David Chase and

Dante A. Foceri

Lars Harris

Stephen Knoll

Dr. Alvin Friedman-Kien

Peter Harvey

Michael Kolakowski

Michael Harwood

Sean Kosofsky Arthur Bennett

Frank Barrett

ON THE DOMESTIC FRONT: SCENES OF EVERYDAY QUEER LIFE

Walter Ernst

James Campbell

Guido Magnaguagno

(resident), Karen Heagle (FIAR Board), Liz Insogna (artist),

Joseph Padial

William Edelson

Richard W. Arnold

Gene Balzarini Residents and friends at the FIAR. (L to R) Dominic Nurre (resident),

Zane Blaney John Caminiti and

André Dombrowski

Gerard Cortinez

Harry Gorman

Harmony Hammond

Thomas Knapp and Sifan Shen

Jason Bauer

Calvin Churchman

Donald Beck and

D. Sherman Clarke

Steven Frim

Robert Hebble

Connie Cohrt

Ted Fusby

Stephen Hengst

Erica Bell

Jeffery Cole

Barbara Fushille

Chuck Hettinger and

Jeremy Bellman and

Gregory Comeau

Victor Gadino

Marcus Conant, MD

Francis Gagliardi

John Heward

John Krowka

Graham Connell

George Ganat and

Charles Hewett and

Robert Laciberte

Lawence E. Eynon, MD

Gonzo Araya James Berger and James Drury

Brandon Connors

and Mr. Ryo Toyonaga

Jason St. Germain

Mike Russnak

Charles Olbricht

Kouwenhoven Carl Krebs Marie Kripanidhi

Henry Laks

John Paul Bianchi and

Elizabeth Cooper

Alex Geana

Tom Hill and John Paradiso

Michael Litvin

Donald Cornelius

Frank Genova

Douglas Holtquist

William Costigan

Darrell George

Stephen Honicki

Arthur Lambert

George Coston

Richard Gerrig and

Charles Hovland

William LaPiana

Gordon Binder and Michael Rawson Robert Keith Black

John Craig, Jr.

David Bolger

Peter Crawford and

James Bozigar Perry Brass and Hugh Young Deborah Bright and Liz Cooper Timothy Brunner and

Timothy Peterson

Ward Lamb and Jeff Silberman

George Huber

Norman Laurila

Robert Gillis

John Huttlin

Wilson Lecture

Matthew Giusto

Stefano Imbert

David Leigh

Robert Croonquist

Bradford Goff

Stephen Jabonaski

Glen Leiner

Julee Cruise

Andrew Goldman

Daniel Jacobson

Rene Leon

Ronald Csuha and

Anthony Gonzales

John Jagodowski and

Charles W. Leslie

Pieter van Meeuwen

Cecil Yarbrough Ralph Cusack

Jeff Goodman and Ralph Storrier

David Scott

Rebecca Levi

David L. Jarrett

Michael Levine

James Davis

Kenneth L. Goody

Michael Jarvis

Stanley W. Light

Rocco Buonpane

Edward DeLuca

Marian Gordon and

Matthew Jayes

Craig Linden

Charles Burns

Stephen Desroches

Dale Siegel

Kenneth Jones

David Herriman

Lowell Detweiler

Robbie Gordy

George E. Jordan

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Saul Bolasni, David Hall chez lui – Rue Pecgcuay (detail), 1959, Watercolor and

These lists represent all donations received between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. While every attempt is made to secure the accuracy of these lists, we apologize for any errors that may occur. Please direct any

ink on paper, 17 x 14 in. Gift of the artist. Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum.

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Stuart Lippner Andy Litsky A.J. Logan Michael Lomax Kevin Lombardi Tressa (Melora) Love Dennis W. Mack Massimo Maglione Philip Magnuson and Robert Quidone Hermes Mallea Michael Manganiello and Richard Hunnings Jario Marin Marlin R. Mattson, MD Eugene May Jack Mayer Michael McClamroch James and Stephania McClennen Eric M. Meeks Joseph Merante and Tom Gallo Jack Meyer and David Sikon Dan Meyers Gordon Micunis and Jay Kobrin Charles Middleton and John Geary Neal Milch Jeff Miller Michael Mitchell James Moore Kenneth Moore Macartney Morris Steven Muller Ragnar Naess and David Charles James Newlin Paul Nix Pierre Noel Brian Noone, CFM,CSNA Eugene O’Brien and Lance Towle Hunter O’Hanian and Jeffry George Charles T. O’Neal Howard Oshrin Joseph Pabst Vincent Palange Leonard Paoletti Louis Partidge Frederick Pattison and Stephen Dimen Nicholas Pavlik Henry Payne Todd Peissig David Pelletier Anthony Pellino and John Azelvandre Osvaldo Perdomo Douglas Pew and Donald Croxton Kenneth A. Picini Dale Pierce Kenneth Pierce Franco Pistritto and Chester Lenda Melanie Polos Cynthia Powell and Harry Binns James Powell Juan Punchin 10 | 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

Aldo Putignano Richard Quinn Ralph Randazzo and Fredric Cantor

Urvashi Viad and Kate Clinton Paul Viotti Peter Vitakis

Arthur Ravander

Shep Wahnon

Harvey Redding

Ray Warman and Dan Kiser

R. Anthony Reese

Donald Warren

Joe Regan, Jr.

Richard Weber

Dale M. Reid

Peter Weiermair

Robert W. Richards

Barry Weinbaum

Paul Richelson

Jeff Weinstein and

Alix L.L. Ritchie and Marty Davis Michael Roberts David Roberts

John Perreault Keith Weller Joe Wert and Michael Farris

David Romanowski

Gary West and Jay Seitz

Richard Rosenfeld

Glenn Wharton

Alfredo Rossi

KC Whelen

Scott Runyon

Robert C. White, Jr. and

Ira Sachs and Boris Torres Tom Saettel and Roberto Garcia Jr.

David Ruderman Sue Wilder Louis Wiley, Jr.

Mark Sanders

Alan J. Williams

James M. Saslow and

Forrest Williams

Steven Goldstein James Sapp George Sauer

Howard Williams Joseph Wittreich and Stuart Curran

James Schlechter

Naomi Witzig

Heidi Schmid

Jody Wolf

Wallace Schroeder

Christine Wong

Larry Schulte and

John Yavroyan

A. Zimmerman Thomas Scott

Michi Yamaguchi and Leonard Garcia-Duran

Larry Shattuck

Michael York

Kendall Shaw

Tony Zanetta

Tim Shaw

Kol Zarember

James Shields

William Zewadski

Nathaniel Siegel

Bob Ziering

Amiel Singer

Heinz Zumbuehl

Norbert Sinski and Sterling McLaughlin Roberts Smith Steven Ray Snake Alex Snell Wayne Snellen Michael Sodomick Andrew Sotomayor Gary J. Speziale John Sporing Guy Michael Stamski Joshua Stein Kurt Steinwascher Lester Strong Rob Stuart Norman Sturdivant John J. Sullivan Raphael Sullivan George Summers, Jr. Bruce Swicker Stephen Tarter Geoffrey Thomas Anthony Thompson Rhet Topham and Bret Maling George Towne Alan Trager David Del Tredici Victor Trivero Gary Trout and Ken Latsch Douglas Blair Turnbaugh and Chu-Lin Nelson Lee Guy Underkoffler and Steven Grant Luigino Valentin Margaret Rose Vendryes

CORPORATIONS Alliance Bernstein Belhue Press

New York State Council on the Arts Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Matching Gift Program Stonewall Community Foundation Time Warner Matching Gift Program

Museums Arts in the Woods Callen-Lorde Empire Chorus Men’s Chorus FIAR (Fire Island Artists Residency) GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) Greater New York Chamber of Commerce Heritage of Pride Hetrick Martin Institute Housing Works Jay’s House Lambda Literary Awards The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center Lesbian Herstory Archive Museum Association of New York New York Charities NGLCCNY (National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York) North American Reciprocal Museums

One Archive & Museum/ USC Out Professionals

Group 27 All Things

Queer Mentorship

L7z digital media

Program Queer NY International Arts Festival SAGE (Services and

Merrill Lynch

Advocacy for GLBT

Morgan Stanley

Elders)

Next Magazine

Soho Arts Network

Paxton Financial Services

Stonewall Library

Soho Development Corp.

& Archives,

Stephen Knoll

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Time OutNY

Sylvia’s Place

Village Voice

Trinity Place Shelter

Wells Fargo Mortgage

University at Buffalo, The State University

GRANTS Bank of America Matching Gift Program Commonwealth Fund Matching Gift Program

of New York Visual AIDS

DONORS OF ART Elizabeth Adams

IBM Matching Gift Program

David Aden Gallery

John Burton Harter

Laura Aguilar

Charitable Trust New York City

Rogelio (Roger) Batilo Michael Becker Don Gene Bell

Michael Blasenstein

Gay City News

Intandem Creatives

Stuart Caplan Charles Basila

American Alliance of

NYU Fales Library

Halstead Properties

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Anonymous (4) Thomas Anshutz

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2014 OPERATING STATEMENT FINANCIAL SNAPSHOT REVENUE: $1,342,859

EXPENSES: $1,341,888

Direct public support $415,321

Programs $963,125

Membership $32,617

Management $265,209

Book sales $16,646

Fundraising $113,554

Rentals $2,125 Endowment earnings $876,150

Donald Bradford Patrick Brady Roger Brann John Breitweiser Deborah Bright Hal Bromm and Doneley Meris

Source: Audited financial statement for calendar fiscal year 2014

Neil Bruce

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is operated by the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Inc., which is a charitable corporation organized under the laws of the state of New York. The Foundation

Stuart J. Bullen

independent financial audit. View the Foundation’s 990 tax return at Guidestar.org.

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is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and as such, all gifts made to it are fully deductible, as allowed by law. Each year, the Foundation’s financial records are subject to an

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Peter Flinsch

Daniel L. Malisky

Gwen Shockey

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tasha Gross, Collections

Chick Byrne

Jim French and Jeff Turner

John Mangiapane

Norbert Sinski

Jonathan David Katz, President

Kavish Harjai, Marketing

Anna Marie Campbell

Tomas Gaspar

Isauro Martinez-Cairo

Mark Addison Smith

Steven J. Goldstein, Vice-President

Matt Limb, Collections

Anna L. Canepa

Alex Geana

David Masenheimer

Steven Ray Snake

Meryl Allison, Treasurer

Matthew Papa, Collections

Richard Gerrig and

Meadow

Wayne Snellen

James M. Saslow, Secretary

Lauren Toppeta, Front Desk

Luis Carle

Slava Mogutin

Samir Sobhy

Sherwin Carlquist

Joe Giordano

Volker Morlock

Sage Sohier

Jeff Goodman

Adrian Carroll

Neil Godfrey

Zanele Muholi

William Spangenberg

Cynthia Powell

VOLUNTEERS

Walt Cessna

Natasha Gornik

Jean Nicolas

Barry Steely

Robert W. Richards

Sylvester Augustus, Events

James Childs

Avital Greenberg

Barbara Nitke

Judith Stein

Margaret Rose Vendryes

Cryder Bankes, Library

Larry R. Collins

Kris Grey

Chuck Nitzberg

Stanley Stellar

Ray Warman (ended 9/1/2015)

Nanette Beachner, Events

Timur Novikov

Gregg Stewart

Deborah Bright, Collections

Caleb Cole

Michela Griffo

Peter Weiermair

Bill Costa

Catherine Gund

Danny O’Connell

Marvin Stober

MUSEUM STAFF

Renee Choi, Events

Ronald Csuha

Ira Joel Haber

Hunter O’Hanian and

Jack O. Summers

Hunter O’Hanian,

Noah Collins, Events

Marc DeBauch

Joel Handorff

Jeffry George

Frank Degen

Bert Hansen

Cupid Ojala

Brie Taylor

John Derrick

Becki Jayne Harrelson

Charles T. O’Neal

Tom Taylor

Derek Dewitt

John Burton Harter

Gonzalo Orquin

Kai Teichert

John Thomas Paradiso

Angela Tese-Milner and

Earl Carlile

Rajat Kaanthi Dharr

Timothy Peterson

Charitable Trust

Richard Taddei

Deborah Bright John Caldwell

Docent, Education Hannah Turpin, Collections

Nancy Canupp, Marketing

Museum Director Wayne Snellen, Deputy Director for Collections Jerry Kajpust, Deputy Director for External Relations Rob Hugh Rosen,

Conrad Chu, Events Adam Justice Esquibel, Events Alex Geana, Events Stephen Goldstein, Collections, Administration Robbie Gordy, Exhibitions,

Christiaan Diedericks

Peter Harvey

Leonard Paoletti

George Dinhaupt

Erika Heck

Duane Paul

Theodore Titolo

Jez Dolan

Jeanne Hilary

Clara Peña-Lopera

Norberto Torriente

André Dombrowski

Timothy Homan

Maria E. Piñeres

Terri Noel Towe

Javier Domingo

Delmas Howe

Sheila Pepe

George Towne

Alex Donis

Angela Jimenez

Gio Black Peter

Thien Tran

Stephen Downes

Daniel Johnson

Ernesto Pujol

Arthur Tress

Stephanie Chambers, Bookkeeper

Tai Lin, Collections

Jordan Eagles

Vincent Jubilee

Adam Ralston

Ned Truss

Cupid Ojala, Prince St. Project

Paul Nissenbaum, Collections

Erich Erving

Jerry Kajpust

Joe Regan, Jr.

Douglas Blair Turnbaugh

Estate of Jack Champlin

Jonathan David Katz

Kyle Renick

Johan van Breukelen

Estate of George Dudley

Brian Kenny

James V. Rescigna

Paul VanDeCarr

Estate of Bernard Perlin

Michael Kirwan

Eric Rhein

Margaret Rose Vendryes

Estate of William Steinmetz

Brian Kloppenberg and

Randy Riccoboni

Mataro da Vergato

Robert W. Richards

Richard Vyse

Daniel Sander, Receptionist

Annie Scott, Events

Ben Rinehart

Larry Wald

Harvey Redding, Drawing Studio

Frank Sheehan, Studio

Tom Saettel, The Archive,

Jonathan David Smyth, Events

Estate of David Strand

Patrick Webb

Michael Milner

Deputy Director for Programmatic Operations Kris Grey, Exhibitions and Communications Manager

Events Gregory Keyes, Events Daniel Kitchen, Museum Advocate

Mon Iker, Operations Manager

Dane LaChiusa, Events

Branden Wallace,

Johnathan Lewis, Events

Collections Manager

Space Program Coordinator Brent Roach, Membership and Outreach Coordinator

Stephen Likosky, Collections

Chuck Nitzberg, Events Dennis Orlov, Events Cynthia Powell, Special Projects

Johanna Galviz, Receptionist

James Powell, Special Projects

Noam Parness, Curatorial

Rick Quinn, Exhibitions

Assistant

James Schlechter, Exhibitions

Estate of Ingo Swann

Fritz Andre Kracht

Estate of Thomas H. Wirth

Naruki Kukita

Rink Foto

Philip Ward

Curtis Estes and

Scooter LaForge

Neil Malcolm Roberts

Jeff Weinstein and

Arthur Lambert

Ian Robertson

Scott Ewalt

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt

Richard Rosenfeld

Louis Wiley, Jr.

Alesia Exum

Lance Larson

Fabrizio Sacchetti

William S. Wilson

Richard Falk

Joseph Latimore

Joseph Sardaro

Don Worth

James Fetterman and

Alfred Lees

Mark Sanders

Allen Todd Yeager

FELLOWS

Cary S. Leibowitz

Barbara Sandler

Howard Zucker

Gabriel Cortez, Fellow

TRAVEL CONSULTANT

William Fetterman

David Leigh

James M. Saslow

Scott Dow, Museum Fellow

Anna Canepa

Benjamin Frederickson

Charles W. Leslie

Stefano Scheda

FOUNDERS

Gary Freemen

Brett Lindell

Emanuel Schongut

Charles W. Leslie,

Edward Lippincott

Ray Schulze

Robert Figueroa

Zachari Logan

Ethan Shoshun

Joel Fletcher and

Harry Long

Clifford Seidman

Marcelo Maia

Ibrahim Shaker

John M. Shannon

Harry Gorman

(Fair Oaks Project)

John Copenhaver

John Perreault

Director Emeritus J. Frederic (Fritz) Lohman, (1922-2009)

Managing Editor Joseph Cavalieri, The Archive, Production and Design Andrew Dickos, The Archive, Proofreader

Zjef Van Bezouw, Events Drew Watts, Events Christopher Wiss, Events Jamie Wollberg, Social Media Michi Yamaguchi, Studio Jess Zimmerman, Events

Tasha Gross, Museum Fellow

GRANT CONSULTANT INTERNS

Andrew Shackett

Anique Ashraf, Collections Max Colson, Collections Jonnathan Sanchez Figuereo, Collections 2015 ANNUAL REPORT | 11


Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Inc. 26 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013

THE PINTO-WIGHT SOCIETY

The Leslie-Lohman Museum has a collection of over 24,000 objects that started when Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman purchased one of their very first pieces of art, a drawing by Don Wight (1924–1999). This piece is significant as it affirmed their mutual respect for high quality artwork that speaks to the LGBTQ experience. Marion Pinto had the first one woman show at the Leslie-Lohman Gallery and left her estate to Museum. It is in this spirit of collecting and support that individuals may join this society with an annual pledge of $1,000 that will be used to purchase additional works of art.

On the front cover (clockwise from top left): 1. Harmony Hammond, A Queer Reader (detail), 2010, Archival inkjet print on paper, 43.1 x 29.2 in. Foundation Purchase ©Harmony Hammond/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum. 2. Angela Jimenez, Same-Sex Ballroom, Petra & Caroline, Chicago (detail), 2006, Archival inkjet print, 13 x 20 in. Gift of the artist. Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum. 3. John Lear Jr., The Builders (detail), n.d., Watercolor on paper, 20 x 30 in. Gift of Donald E. Butterfield. Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum. 4. Deborah Bright tour, Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History, October 17, 2014 to January 4, 2015. 5. Isauro Martinez-Cairo, Black Poodle (detail), 2010, Color Photograph, 11 x 14 in. Foundation Purchase. Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum. On the back cover: Sage Sohier, Doris and Debie with Doris’ daughter Junyette, Los Angeles (detail), 1987, Archival pigment print, 15.5 x 23 in. Gift of the artist. Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum. Annual Report Design: Aaron Tilford © 2015 Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved. Nothing may be reproduced without permission. North American Reciprocal Museum Association member

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013 (212) 431-2609 www.leslielohman.org

2015 Annual Report  
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