Classical Nudes and Queer History Exhibit at Leslie-Lohman Museum

The John Burton Harter Foundation is proud to provide funding for the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art exhibition, Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History, on view in New York, from October 17, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

The exhibition and scholarly catalog document how artists have used the classical form to express same-sex desire and themselves through numerous showcased works from over 2,500 years. They also explore how nude iconography has helped create Western visual culture, celebrated same-sex desire, and recorded the changing historical understanding of it.

The exhibit includes Bathhouse Adonis, Relief, and Standing Figure by John Burton Harter, among works across mediums by artists from antiquity to today.

Classical Nudes and the Making of Queer History is curated by Jonathan David Katz, President of the Board of Directors of the Leslie Lohman Museum, and Director of the Doctoral Program in Visual Studies, University at Buffalo. The catalog has contributions by Katz, Hunter O’Hanian, James Saslow, André Dombrowski, and Deborah Bright.

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is the first dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art and foster the artists who create it.