Thursday, April 9, 2015

One museum displaying three decades of LGBTQ art censored by other museums

HYPERALLERGIC
By Allison Meier
Alma Lopez, “Our Lady” (1999), digital print, 17.5 x 14 in (courtesy of the artist, all images courtesy Leslie-Lohman Museum)
NEW YORK---In "Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship," .... at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York, all of the art has previously been censored from major museums. The 17 artists represent the “controversial” perception of LGBTQ work over three decades, from Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs in the 1980s to the expulsion of David Wonjarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly” from the National Portrait Gallery in 2010. [link]

Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art: "Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship," (Ends May 3, 2015); 26 Wooster Street, New York, New York; (212) 431-2609; leslielohman.org