Annual Report 2016
Overview 20,425 Visitors (2015)
91 Tours & Events
356 Artists Represented/ Shown
Natasha Gornik Andi, 2014, Photographic Inkjet Print, 17 x 22 in. Gift of the Artist, Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum
ANNUAL REPORT 2016
Summary With a successful year behind us and a momentous one ahead, it is with excitement and gratitude that the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (LLMGLA) presents its 2016 Annual Report. Our efforts over the past year have dramatically advanced the Museum’s five strategic goals:
1 Continued Leadership in LGBTQ Art 2 Enhanced Facilities 3 Increased Visibility 4 Expanded Supporter Base 5 Greater Diversity
Richard Hamilton Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different? 1993 Electronically acquired and contone mode laser printing on paper, 6.574 x 10.511 in. Foundation Purchase, Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum
2 Enhanced Facilities
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We are delighted to share the details of our recent accomplishments.
Steven Corry Randolph in the Night, c.a. 2007, Oil on Canvas 11 x 14 in. Gift of the Estate of Edward Lippincott, Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum
1 Continued Leadership in LGBTQ Art
After a five-year period of intense planning and change, we received full museum accreditation from the New York State Board of Regents in July. This makes LLMGLA the first and only accredited museum for LGBTQ art in the world– with a clearly-defined mission, credibility and support in the museum community, and a strong commitment to exhibiting artists and preserving LGBTQ art. This year we presented more than thirty-eight exhibitions in our three spaces: the Main Gallery, Wooster Street Window Gallery, and Prince Street Project Space. We featured more than 350 artists, more than 30% of whom were female, trans, or artists of color. We traveled two of our exhibitions, Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Walls to the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco, and Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community to both the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art. We created Looking Back/Looking Forward: NYC’s Gay Pride Parades 1979-1995 for the Hudson County Community College in New Jersey to exhibit in the spring of 2016. We also have had works on loan featured in exhibitions at several other institutions, including the Schwules Museum, Berlin; the LWL-Museum fur Kunst unk Kulture, Münster, Germany; the Maccarone Gallery, New York; the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles; the Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland; the Museum of the City of New York, New York; the Hunter College Art Galleries, New York; the LaMaMa Gallery, New York; and the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Purdue University.
Along the historic cobblestone-lined corner of Wooster Street and Grand Street, construction has commenced on the dramatic expansion of the Museum. This expansion increases the size of our current space from 3,300 to 5,600 square feet, effectively doubling our exhibition space. With two major galleries, not only will the frequency of our exhibitions increase, but will do so without the need to close the Museum for (de)installations. We will be open continuously. In addition, we will have enhanced storage and preservation facilities and expanded educational initiatives and public programming. We are thrilled that the doors to our new exhibition space will open to the public in early 2017 with a major historic collection show, featuring works from our collection acquired over the past thirty years.
3 Increased Visibility In early 2016, we began a major campaign to increase our public visibility and engaged SUTTON, a New York-based public relations firm. With SUTTON’s assistance, we have seen a dramatic increase in our general press coverage and received reviews from a number of leading outlets. Art in America Flavorpill The New York Times TimeOut New York Artforum Gothamist NY1 VICE ARTINFO Huffington Post
NYC-ARTS Vogue Artnet news Hyperallergic New York Observer W Magazine ARTnew New York Magazine T Magazine …and others
Along with our expansion, we have unveiled a new graphic identity transforming the face of our Museum. We hired the design firm PS New York to design and create a new and cohesive visual identity introducing a sleek and streamlined look while retaining elements our founders’ original design and vibrant color palette. Unified with a refreshed new logo, we have united our digital, physical, and mediawide image to reinforce our public presence as the distinctly valuable and unique institution that we are.
5 Greater Diversity
Larry Collins Haircut 1968 Color photograph 16 x 20 in. Gift of the artist in memory of Thomas Conomarcos (1932-1991) Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum, Exhibition: The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment (Main Gallery)
This past year was also a milestone for grants received from city, state, and private foundations.
4 Expanded Supporter Base This past year was also a milestone or grants received from city, state, and private foundations. To date, we have received grants for 2016, 2017, and 2018 from the following:
Arcus Foundation Educational Programming
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Leslie–Lohman Speaker Series
Henry Luce Foundation Catalogue and digitize the collection
NYC City Discretionary Funds from Council Member Daniel Dromm Leslie–Lohman Speaker Series
$37,000 John Burton Harter Foundation On the Domestic Front Exhibition catalog and The Archive
The Museum continues to strive for greater diversity in every aspect of the organization,including of our audience, staff/board, and artists collected and exhibited. Presently 14% of the artists in the Museum’s permanent collection are lesbian, transgender, or artists of color. With the creation of the HOHDAF the Museum will acquire high-quality works by non-male artists with the goal of increasing this gender and diversity mix by 10% annually. Our diverse staff now numbers over twenty with full and part-time employees. Our internship and fellowship programs have offered hands-on museum experience to ten students from various colleges and universities across the US. We have a strong volunteer team of over twenty-five to assist with events, exhibitions, cataloging, and special events. We’ve increased our board to thirteen with the addition of Daniel S. Berger, MD and André St. Clair.
We’ve also made great strides in diversity among our audience. About 50% of our visitors identify as non-male and 39% consider themselves non-white. We were pleasantly surprised to see a large number of visitors under 40 years old (approx. 70%), and we are clearly attractive across generations—which bodes well for preserving our mission. With Museum Director Hunter O’Hanian’s recent departure, longtime Board Member and Museum supporter Meryl A. Allison has stepped in as our Interim Director, overseeing several impressive exhibitions and proving instrumental in the ongoing expansion process. We are grateful for our continuously close relationship with Hunter, who remains with us as an active board member. With such major transformations underway, we are extremely proud of our remarkably productive year of 2016, and we remain enthusiastic about the exciting new prospects ahead of us. Our accomplishments this year reflect the tremendous potential that our talented staff and board wield to champion the Museum as the leading institution of LGBTQ art for years to come.
$10,000 NYS Council on the Arts Leslie–Lohman Speaker Series
Keith Haring Foundation Family Day and educational programming
NYS Council on the Arts Museum Operating Support
With this proven track record of success, we expect to continue to grow our support. This year, in honor of our outgoing Museum Director and to build on his efforts to increase diversity, we initiated the Hunter O’Hanian Diversity Acquisition Fund (HOHDAF). The fund has received approximately $40,000 in donations and pledges, including capstone contributions by Ronald Csuha and Cecil Yarbrough, Charles W. Leslie, Alix L.L. Ritchie and Marty Davis, and Louis Wiley, Jr., along with full support in the form of donations by the Board of Trustees and the Museum staff.
Chitra Ganesh, How I Learned, 2015, Archival Lightjet print, 30 x 21 in. Museum Purchase, Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum
Jeanne Silverthorne Nude With Covered Head (Homage Series), 1982, Silver gelatin print, 19.75 x 16 in. Gift of Lily Fong in memory of Baldwin Fong, Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum
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Exhibitions Main Gallery In our Main Gallery, we presented five major exhibitions. On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life which opened in August 2015 featured some seventy works drawn mostly from the Leslie-Lohman Museum collection and addressing the question, “What do gay people do when they’re not having sex?” These diverse works demonstrated the uniqueness as well as the universality of everyday queer life. Medium of Desire brought together the work of fourteen contemporary artists from China, Japan, Greece, Russia, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, and the U.S., each uniquely expressing the theme of desire through the medium of photography and video. Our spring exhibition, The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment, showcased more than 110 works from the Museum’s collection and explored the vibrant and liberating decade between the Stonewall Riots in 1969 and the first rumblings of the emerging AIDS crisis heard in 1980, which changed the nature of sexual relationships to the present day.
Diana Davies Gay rights demonstration, Albany, New York, 1971, Digital print, 11 x 14 in. Gift of Alexis Heller, Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum Exhibition: The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment (Main Gallery)
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Prince Street Project Space
Ianna Book Trans and the notion of Risk: Post Surgery: #3, 2015/2016 Archival digital print, 24 x 36 in. Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum, Exhibition: Trans and the Notion of Risk (Prince Street Project Space)
A Deeper Dive presented a closer look at nine artists featured in the national touring exhibition, Art AIDS America, which showed the work of over one hundred artists made in the 1980s when the first cases of HIV were reported in the United States. This exhibit provided viewers an opportunity to engage with a breadth of artworks addressing HIV/AIDS in a manner previously unimaginable and sought to unearth the indelible mark AIDS has left on our collective consciousness. We closed out the year with Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices, bringing together works by an intergenerational group of fourteen queer and feminist artists who each explore collage with diverse, erotically inclined tactics. The works in this show draw from print culture and pornography, dating from the era of gay and women’s liberation to the present. We were pleased to show work from JEB (Joan B. Biren), Tee A. Corinne, Alice Austin, Dorothy Burger, John Burton Harter, Cathy Cade, Paul Cadmus, Diana Davies, John Dugdale, Karen Findley, Duncan Grant, Red Grooms, Keith Haring, Don Herron, Peter Hujar, Angela Jimenez, G.B. Jones, Deborah Kass, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Meadow, Harvey Milk, Ann P Meredith, Ellen Shumsky, George Stavrinos, Andy Warhol, Patrick Webb, and many others.
Prince Street Project Space supports queer artists by giving them a venue to show new and innovative work. With twenty shows and exhibitions this past year, we presented Prince Street Project Space diverse programing through zine and book launches, multimedia installations, and performances. We hosted the Queer Art Mentorship Annual Exhibition, Antonio Lopez: A Cocktail Photo Party with El Museo Del Barrio, and partnered with 80WSE Gallery, an extension of NYU’s Steinhardt School, to present Vaginal Davis’s re-interpretation of The Magic Flute. A variety of exhibitions— from GENDERLESS, a series of self-portraits by Ayakamay using herself as a subject to explore the cultural complexities of gender, to The Gym, My Models, and Me, a series of sensual images of gym-built young men, and on to Leon Mostovoy’s Transfigure, a project of corporal self-expression presented as an experimental visual feast celebrating the body and transcending the the gender binary—all presented the work of diverse artists exploring sexuality and gender.
Cobi Moules Untitled (07-02-2011), 2011, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 in. Courtesy the artist and Caroll and Sons Art Gallery, Boston, Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum Exhibition: Self-Portraits: 2009-2015 (Wooster Street Window Gallery)
Wooster Street Window Gallery Wooster Street Window Gallery is a street-level gallery on view 24/7. In inti-mate, Sidney Mullis’ video, the artist performed “sexy” as invented animals, based upon alternative biology and rap musics’ negative messages to women. Legend in My Living Room featured specially commissioned photographic portraits of older LGBTQ adults in their home environments by Magnum Foundation Fellow Jasper Briggs. The portraits of seven subjects (ages 53-84) displayed in the Museum’s windows reflected personal stories of struggle, triumph, and perseverance. The project was co-curated by Steven G. Fullwood, Schomburg Center Associate Curator of Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books and founder of ITLA, and Peter “Souleo” Wright, program coordinator of SAGE Center Harlem and cultural tastemaker. And finally Cobi Moules, in Self-Portraits 2009-2015, created a space for personal significance and a trans and queer presence; the repetition of the self-portrait documents and focuses singular moments within the larger process of transition. In 2017, we will open a second window gallery space connected with our newly expanded space.
Exhibition Installation view: A Deeper Dive, photograph © StanleyStellar
Collections Our Collections Department is the first and only museum department dedicated to the stewardship of LGBTQ art. The Museum has a collection of over 30,000 objects; a research library of over 2,000 books on LGBTQ artists; and an archive of material and information on over 2,800 different artists. Concurrent with our application for the NYS Board of Regents accrediting, we have spent the last four years cultivating the collection to meet museum standards. We have catalogued over 21,000 individual items and enhanced our collection policies and procedures. The generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation has enabled us to bring on board additional expertise to our team. The fund will enable staff to improve the accuracy of our database and allow for greater access by researchers and curators. We are delighted to have added several new artists to our collection this year, and these include Lois Bielefeld, JEB (Joan E. Biren), Deborah Bright, Diana Davies, Tracy Nunez, Robert Giard, Greer Lankton, Go Mishima, Stanley Stellar, Kay Tobin, and Margaret Rose Vendryes. The strength of our collection is evidenced by current outgoing loans to various institutions, three of them international. The Museum is currently developing a 2017 loan with the National Gallery of Australia for forty objects to be included in a large touring exhibition. Although Leslie-Lohman is proud of its collection, as the Museum grows it has set as a priority to bring in a more diverse group of artists, including female, transgender, and artists of color. Our Collections Department has committed to build the collection through acquisitions, gifts, and donations.
Education The Leslie-Lohman Museum has broadened our educational and programmatic offerings both within the walls of the Museum and beyond. Educational programming included programming specific to exhibitions, the LeslieLohman Speakers Series, Family Day programming, guest docent tours, and a new off-site collaboration with the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Amos Badertscher William - a shirt designed by Greg Boy in the red shirt. 1985, Color photograph, 24 x 18 in. Gift of the artist, Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum
The Leslie-Lohman Speakers Series, now in its third season, hosted David J. Getsy, Hunter Reynolds, and Aaron McIntosh, whose program, Queer + Southern: Roots + Diasporas, addressed the historic and contemporary creative cultural production of queer Southern artists. Our 2015/2016 season featured Attila Richard Lukacs, Barbara Hammer, the NYC film premiere of Let the Record Show, a powerful story of New York City, artists, and AIDS. There were also lectures by Leon Mostovoy, Amelia Jones, and Sophia Wallace. The spring 2017 Series features Fire Island Artist Residency Co-Founder and Director Chris Bogia and several FIAR alumni to discuss the impact this unique residency has had on LGBTQ artists since its inception in 2011. In April, Susie Bright, author, editor, and contributor to the feminist magazine On Our Backs, will offer a dynamic, intergenerational lecture with interdisciplinary artist and educator A.K. Burns. During the run of The 1970s: the Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment, the Museum curated a series of lectures, Takinâ€™ it to the Streets: Performing Public Protest, On Performing Identity, which explored public space as a site for civic engagement and artistic resistance, made even more timely by the tragic shootings in Orlando that preceded the panel by just a few days. The 2nd Wave: Feminist Legacies, moderated by Deborah Bright, featured Flavia Rando, Leah DeVun, and Clarity Haynes, and presented incredible images spanning
Artist Panel: The 2nd Wave: Feminist Legacies. Flavia Rando, Deborah Bright (moderator), Leah DeVun, and Clarity Haynes. (L to R)
over forty years of feminist cultural production. At Gay Life in 1970s NYC, a panel discussed what it was like to live and make art during this prolific decade. During A Deeper Dive, programming included a panel on Brian Buczak, and lectures and talks by participating artists John Dugdale, Ann P Meredith, and Deborah Kass. Guest docents who led tours this year ranged from poet and performance artist Pamela Sneed to cultural producers and artists Jack Waters, Peter Cramer, Christina Schlesinger, and Sur Rodney Sur. With a keen interest in examining our history and imagining possible futures, our education programs demonstrate our commitment to fostering dialogue between diverse LGBTQ artists, their work, and our expanding audience.
Ruth Bernhard Folding, 1962, B&W photograph, 13.5 x 10.25 in. Foundation purchase, Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum
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Without the support of our generous donors we would not be able to carry out our programs of excellence.
Source: 2015 audited financial statements. The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian is a charitable corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York. The Museum 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 independent financial audit.. View the Foundation’s IRS 990 tax return at Guidestar.org.
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Donors of Art Eduardo Aparicio Ayakamay Amos Badertscher William Badertscher Roger Batilo Lionel Biron Joan E. Biren (JEB) Louis Bondi John Boutte Jonathan Bracker Daniel Bryne Paul Buijs Stephen Bulger Stuart J. Bullen Earl Carlile A. Carpentier Adrian Carroll Daniel Cohen Larry Collins Liz Collins Elisabethe Crane Ronald Csuha Sandra De Sando Stephen Desroches George Dinhaupt William Doan Family Foundation Stephan Downes Joerg Dressler Roy R. Eddey Estate of Kristian Fauchald and Leonard Hirsch Estate of Gilbert Ireland Estate of Edward Lippincott Estate of Daniel Lovette Estate of Thomas N. Snyder Estate of David Strand Estate of Robert Stuart Estate of Richard Titlebaum Scott Ewalt
Skylar Fein Hugo Fernandes Roberto Ferrari Will Fetterman Stephen Fletcher Alan-Joseph ForTenberry Alex Geana Robert Gilmore Anthony Gonzales Natasha Gornik Kris Grey Cheryl Gross Joel Handorff Leo Hansberry Ron Hansford Jesse Harrod Peter Harvey Alexis Heller Thomas Herrendorf and Björn Koll Delmas Howe Julian Hsiung Harold Ivey David Jarrett Angela Jimenez Robert Jones Vincent Jubilee Jerry Kajpust Christian Keesee Collection Margaret Mitchel King Dane LaChiusa Arthur Lambert Richard James Laros Claudia Lauro Robert Lavis and Michael Carnes Viet Le David Leigh Charles W. Leslie Gilbert Lewis Peter Liao
Partnerships / Affiliations
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American Alliance of Museums Bronx Museum for the Arts Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Brown Alumni Group El Museo del Barrio Fashion Institute of Technology FIAR (Fire Island Artists Residency) GLBT History Museum, San Francisco GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) Greater New York Chamber of Commerce Heritage of Pride Hetrick Martin Institute Housing Works I’m from Driftwood Lambda Literary Awards
Brett Lindell Terry Lorden Jennifer MacKay Angellos Malefakis John Mangiapane Reed Massengill Tara Mateik Thomas McGovern Meadow Nestor Millan Jeff Miller Gerald Mocarsky Jill Moggard John Moore Johnathan Morpurgo Zanele Muholi Steven Muller Chuck Nitzberg Johnnie Oalmann Mel Odom Hunter O’Hanian Charles O’Neal Vincent Parrillo Duane Paul Marc Pelletier Sheila Pepe Ohm Phanphiroj Ernesto Pujol Ashok Rajamani Richard Raymond Eric Rhein Jeffery A. Ryan Robert W. Richards James V. Rescigna Neil Malcolm Roberts Dan Romer Rob Hugh Rosen Stephen Roth Mark Sanders
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James M. Saslow Christian Schilling Lique Schoot Clifford Seidman Michael Semans Gwen Shockey Jonathan Silin Patricia Silva Wayne Snellen Samir Sobhy Michael Sodomick Stanne Stanley Stellar Jerry Stevens Michael Pollard Stiles John Sullivan Jack Summers Richard Surmacz Theodore S. Titolo Leonard Todd Fabio Torre Norberto Torriente Christopher Trujillo Douglas Blair Turnbaugh Charles Ulrich Frederick Vanvogue Margaret Vendryes Ronald Wei Peter Weiermair Ed White Louis Wiley, Jr. Rich Wolf Dwayne Wylie Jessica Yatrofsky Dimitris Yeros Michael York Jade Yumang Bob Ziering
SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Soho Arts Network Stonewall Library & Archives, Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center Trinity Place Shelter University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Visual AIDS
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Jonathan David Katz, President Deborah Bright, Vice President Cynthia Powell, Vice President Meryl Allison, Treasurer James M. Saslow, Clerk Daniel Berger Steve Goldstein Hunter O’Hanian Robert W. Richards André St. Clair Margaret Vendryes Peter Weiermair Jeff Weinstein
Meryl A. Allison, Museum Director Wayne Snellen, Deputy Director for Collections (Retired July 2016) Jerry Kajpust, Deputy Director for External Relations Rob Hugh Rosen, Deputy Director for Exhibitions Kris Grey, Exhibitions, Visitor Experience, and Education Manager Mon Iker, Operations Manager Branden Wallace, Registrar Garrett Guilbeau, Bookkeeper Cupid Ojala, Prince Street Project Space Program Coordinator Em Miller, Education Coordinator Erin Barson, Archivist II Riya Lerner, Membership and Outreach Coordinator
Mike Funk, Membership and Outreach Coordinator (2015) Brent Roach, Membership and Outreach Coordinator (2015) Johanna Galvez, Exhibitions and Administrative Assistant Noam Parness, Exhibitions and Administrative Assistant Daniel Sander, Exhibitions and Administrative Assistant Nirvana Santos, Exhibitions and Administrative Assistant Ange Tran, Exhibitions and Administrative Assistant Kim Hanson, Exhibitions Peter Schepper, Exhibitions George Towne, Exhibitions
Karen Ahn, Events Sylvester Augustus, Events Cryder Bankes, Library Chris Bogia, Collections Nancy Canupp, Marketing Renee Choi, Events Conrad Chu, Events Adam Justice Esquibel, Events Alex Geana, Events Robbie Gordy, Events Daniel Kitchen, Museum Advocate Dane LaChiusa, Events Johnathan Lewis, Events Tai Lin, Collections Chuck Nitzberg, Events Noam Parness, Events Rick Quinn, Exhibitions James Schlechter, Exhibitions Annie Scott, E vents Frank Sivilli, Events Zjef Van Bezouw, Events Conrad Ventur, Collections Christopher Wiss, Events Michi Yamaguchi, Studio Jess Zimmerman, Events
Grace An, Collections Rachel Davis, Collections Laura Feyer, Collections Jasmine Kuylenstierna, Collections Riya Lerner, Collections Gillian Mangla, Collections Robin McDonald, Collections Nirvana Santos, Exhibitions Charlotte Von De Bur, Collections
Fellowship Program Ria Deters, Museum Fellow
The Archive Tom Saettel, Managing Editor Joseph Cavalieri, Production and Design Andrew Dickos, Proofreader
Consultants Anna Canepa Anna Canepa International, Ltd.: Travel Andrew Shackett ASA Consulting: Grants Penny Hardy, Pauline Shin PS New York: Graphic Design Sean Franklin, Jamon Lyons Socio Experiences: Website Noreen Ahmad, Andrew Huff SUTTON: Public Relations
Photo Credits Front Page Photo Credits: (Left), Marion Pinto, Deerfrance at CBGB’s 1979, 1979, Acrylic and pastel on canvas, 48.5 x 36.5 in. Founder’s gift Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum, Exhibition: The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment (Main Gallery) (Top center), Joan E. Biren (JEB), Gloria and Charmaine, 2016, Digital silver halide C-type print, 8.75 x 12 in. Foundation Purchase, Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum, Exhibition: The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment (Main Gallery) (Bottom right), Robert Giard, Sunday Morning, ca. 1989, Gelatin silver print, 14.25 x 14.25 in. Foundation Purchase, Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum, Exhibition: On the Domestic Front: Scenes of Everyday Queer Life (Main Gallery)
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Staff: Ria Deters, Fellow; Riya Lerner, staff; Charlotte Von De Bur, intern; Cupid Ojala. (L to R)
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