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 more than 30,000 pieces in its holdings.
The exhibit includes an untitled acrylic painting by J. B. Harter of a young male nude, one of multiple works by Harter acquired by the institution.
The selected works tell the story of founders Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman creating a haven for LGBTQ art and artists, the collection’s growth amid shifting social conditions, and the renewed and inclusive mission to protect and advance queer creativity.
Expanded Visions is the inaugural installation for the museum’s newly expanded and renovated space that reopened this spring. It’s on view from March 10 through October 29, 2017.