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Queer Culture Lecture and Performance Series: Expanded Visions: 50 Years of Collecting
April 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art will hold a talk about its inaugural exhibition in its newly renovated and vastly expanded museum space titled Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting. The show, which opened March 10 with over 250 works on view, mines the rich cultural coffers of the museum’s collection to trace the evolution of the 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.
Curator Branden Wallace will discuss highlights of the exhibition as part of the ongoing Queer Culture Lecture and Performance Series at FIT. The series is made possible by an FIT President’s Diversity Grant.
The event is free and open to the public.