“Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting” | 10th March | NYC

HORST P. HORST (aka Horst), Male Nude I (Frontal) NY, 1952. Gelatin silver print, 17 x 14 in. Gift of Ricky Horst / Collection of Leslie-Lohman Museum

A historic collection show with approximately 250 works on view. Expanded Visions mines the rich cultural coffers of the Museum’s collection to trace the evolution of our institution, amid decades of shifting social conditions. The exhibition presents a survey of the collection initiated by the Museum co-founders, Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman, who have spent more than 50 years amassing artworks that speak directly to the LGBTQ experience. Their early efforts yielded one of the most unique archives of work that would have otherwise been lost or destroyed, which comprises the core of the Museum’s collection that now houses more than 30,000 objects.