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NYC: Private Tour of Leslie Lohman Museum Exhibit with Museum Director Hunter O'Hanian
written by Natasha, 11/26/14 9:29pm
edited by Natasha, 7/6/15 10:11am

Join us for a private tour of the Exhibit "Interface: Queer Artists forming Communities Through Social Media" with Museum Director Hunter O'Hanian. $15 advance, $20 walk-in - covers admission & refreshments. Link for RSVP: -

What: Private Tour of the Leslie Lohman Museum Exhibit "Interface: Queer Artists forming Communities Through Social Media" with Museum Director Hunter O'Hanian. 

When: Tuesday, July 6, 6-8 PM 
The Leslie Lohman closes at 6 pm but will re-open for this special tour with Museum Director Hunter O'Hanian. 
Where: At the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster Street, (near Grand), in Soho, New York.
Cost: $15 advance, $20 walk-in covers admission and refreshments (donated to museum). 

To RSVP and pay in advance visit:

Thanks to Brown TBGALA for organizing.  Co-hosted by Yale GALA, FFR/Princeton BTGALA, DGALA (Dartmouth) and CUGALA (Cornell).

Many thanks to Hosts & Co-Hosts:
Ryan Grubbs and Earl Carlile (Brown TBGALA)
Amanda Rosenblum & Melanie Pastuck (DGALA)
Emanuel Tsourounis & John-David Brown (CUGALA)
Shawn Cowls (FFR/Princeton BTGALA) and
Natasha (Yale GALA) 


More About the Exhibit:

Artists have long sought to create community. From each other, they learn, draw inspiration, and feel the impact of someone else’s work.

Through this exhibition, we look at the work of thirty queer artists, each with active studio practices, mostly based here in New York. Many of them know each other, but some don’t. They have all had a relationship with social media as a means to connect with other artists and people who may be interested in their work. Some have discovered that social media can be successful for them – others have found that it doesn’t work.

This is the work of contemporary artists striving to create art at a time that can be unforgiving to artists. It is a rare opportunity to see powerful work by gay artists – in a non-virtual way – to better understand a segment of the world in which they survive. 

More About Museum Director Harlan O'Hanien:

Hunter O’Hanian became the Director of the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York’s Soho neighborhood in October 2012. Recently accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, the Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only art museum devoted exclusively to artwork that speaks to the LGBTQ experience.

Prior to joining Leslie Lohman, Hunter was the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Foundation for Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.  Previously, he led two renowned artists’ residencies programs, having served as President of Anderson Ranch Arts Center outside of Aspen and Executive Director of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the largest residency program for emerging artists and writers in the United States.   The Fine Arts Work Center recently permanently endowed a Fellowship in his name.

Hunter has a long career of non-profit board and community involvement. He is the past board chair of the Alliance of Artists Communities, the national membership organization for artists’ residency programs. Hunter studied at Boston College and received his law degree from Suffolk University.  He has an honorary doctorate of fine arts from the Art Institute of Boston.

More info about the exhibit:  

About the Leslie Lohman Museum:
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is the first and only dedicated gay and lesbian art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve gay and lesbian art, and foster the artists who create it. The Museum has a permanent collection of over 22,000 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, Inc., a non-profit founded in 1987 by Charles W. Leslie and Fritz Lohman, who have supported gay and lesbian artists for over 30 years. The Leslie-Lohman Museum embraces the rich creative history of the gay and lesbian art community by informing, inspiring, entertaining, and challenging all who enter its doors. 

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