The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the first and only museum in the world to be dedicated to LGBTQ art, announced today that they’d be moving into an adjacent space in SoHo in New York City and nearly doubling their space.
Currently located at 26 Wooster Street, the museum’s growth will allow it to expand the quality and frequency of exhibitions, remain open during installations, add a book and gift shop along with visitor services, further develop educational programming, improve collection storage and loaned storage spaces, improve staff work spaces, and continue building a destination museum with an LGBTQ focus on par with small, standout museums in New York.
Hunter O’Hanian, Director of the museum said in a release, “We have secured the space, devised the plan, identified the funding and are now moving forward. We hope to be in the newly renovated space by the March of 2016.”
Jonathan David Kats, the museum’s president added, “This expansion is the next step in the museum’s amazingly fast growth. We only became a museum four years ago, and we’re already doubling in size!”
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art currently houses more than 24,000 objects, 6-8 major exhibitions annually, artist talks, film screenings, readings and more. Visit LeslieLohman.org to learn more.