As the first gay art museum in the world, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art brings a new perspective to art, providing viewers with a personal context and insight into artists as individuals never seen before. This Museum demonstrates that LGBTQ art exists not in a vacuum, but as integral part of the art world.
With a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art, and foster the artists who create it, the Museum has a collection of over 20,000 objects, 6-8 major exhibitions annually, artist talks, film screenings, readings, THE ARCHIVE - a quarterly art newsletter, a membership program, and a research library.
The Leslie-Lohman Museum is operated by the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, 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 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 Gay Art Foundation is a non-profit organization and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code.