Harter Art and Gay Carnival History

The John Burton Harter Foundation has helped make possible two initiatives showcasing the extraordinary art and history of gay carnival. The Louisiana State Museum exhibition Grand Illusions: The History and Artistry of Gay Carnival in New Orleans, curated by Wayne Phillips and Howard Philips Smith, showcases lavish costumes, commemorative posters, rare photographs, and one-of-a-kind artifacts, [...]

Harter Highlighted in New York Times Interview

This year marks the 50th anniversaries of the Stonewall riots and the first art show of Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman, the partners who became founders of the Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York. In fact, the uprising against police by patrons and protesters at the Stonewall Inn and the homoerotic art show took place on [...]

Harter Featured in Art after Stonewall

A new retrospective of art, collecting notable works that emerged in the wake of the Stonewall riots, includes John Burton Harter’s painting Bathhouse Adonis. Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989 showcases the powerful art by LGBTQ artists during the gay liberation movement in the U.S. Edited by Jonathan Weinberg, an artist and art historian at Yale School of [...]

Harter’s AIDS Wall Unveiled at CrescentCare

AIDS Wall by John Burton Harter is now showcased in its new home — the new headquarters of CrescentCare on Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans. This installation comprises a series of portraits that Harter made of friends and heroes who died from complications related to the devastating disease. About AIDS Wall Part memorial and part [...]

J. B. Harter in New York Times

In a recent New York Times art review, “Art Once Shunned, Now Celebrated in ‘Found Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction,’” co-chief art critic Holland Cotter discusses two exhibits on display at The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and the place occupied by John Burton Harter in the queer art tradition. Mr. Cotter describes Expanded [...]

J. B. Harter and Expanded Visions at Leslie-Lohman

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’s latest exhibition, Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting, has been made possible in part through a grant by the John Burton Harter Foundation. Expanded Visions showcases works from the permanent collection of Leslie-Lohman, the first art museum with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art, with [...]

Gay Gotham at Museum of the City of New York

The John Burton Harter Foundation has given a grant supporting the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibition Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York. This gift helped make possible a companion book written by Donald Albrecht with Stephen Vider and published by Skira Rizzoli Publications. Gay Gotham explores queer creative networks in [...]

Saints + Sinners Literary Festival 2016

The 2016 Saints + Sinners Literary Festival has been sponsored by the John Burton Harter Foundation. The conference brought together LGBT authors, publishers, educators, and readers to discuss literary topics and issues unique to their community at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, March 31 to April 3. Diverse panels, readings, book fair, networking opportunities, [...]

Guise & Dolls at Wadsworth Atheneum

The John Burton Harter Foundation has provided a grant supporting the catalog for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art exhibition, Warhol & Mapplethorpe: Guise & Dolls, on view from October 17, 2015 to January 24, 2016 in Hartford, Conn. In addition, the Wadsworth Atheneum has added J. B. Harter (Self) to its permanent collection. The acquisition [...]

LA LGBT Center’s Learning Curve Program

The John Burton Harter Foundation has supported the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Learning Curve program from 2013-2015. This year’s sponsored activity—Life Drawing Class: Capturing the Beauty of the Human Body—culminated in an exhibition of Harter works and student projects at the center’s Advocate and Gochis Art Galleries. Life drawing classes took inspiration from original artwork [...]