Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art and GMHC Host
Exhibition Featuring Artists Living with HIV/AIDS
New York, NY—Starting on Wednesday, November 20, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art generously donated its gallery, for a 10th year, to host, “Art & AIDS: Alegría,” an exhibition featuring 49 artists living with HIV/AIDS. Over 85 works of art, utilizing diverse media, will be on display through Sunday, January 5, 2020.
“We are honored to be partnering again with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art,” said GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie. “For many of the artists, participating in the art classes is a healing experience to express emotions about living with HIV/AIDS and the epidemic overall. In fact, for some, this will be the first time ever exhibiting artwork in a renowned gallery. We are so appreciative of the museum’s immense generosity.”
The exhibition is an outcome of work from weekly therapeutic art classes as part of GMHC’s Volunteer, Work and Wellness Center. Art teachers donate their time to teach classes for GMHC’s clients (consisting of professional and non-professional artists), and assist in curating the annual exhibition. The artists can sell their artwork which increases financial independence, particularly for those who live on a limited income.
“The Museum has a long, productive working relationship with GMHC,” said Gonzalo Casals, Museum Executive Director. “It has brought great success to those served by each organization. I am thrilled to be part of this meaningful partnership and look forward to strengthening our relationship in the future.”
“On The Way To Oz” by Clecio Lira (2019)Courtesy of GMHC
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street (between Canal and Grand Streets)
New York City
Please RSVP for the Opening Reception at leslielohman.org. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Proceeds from sales go directly to individual artists.
About Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art provides a platform for artistic exploration through multi-faceted queer perspectives. We embrace the power of the arts to inspire, explore, and foster understanding of the rich diversity of LGBTQI+ experiences. With a collection of over 30,000 objects, the Museum hosts six major exhibitions annually and offers several public programs throughout the year. For more information, visit www.leslielohman.org.
About Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)
Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world’s first HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC is on the front lines providing services to over 13,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include testing, prevention, nutrition, legal, supportive housing, mental health, and substance use services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state, and federal levels with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic. For more information, visit www.gmhc.org.