Leonard Fink, Andrew on Pier 48, 1978
“THE QUEER AESTHETIC has always enlivened the visual arts, theater, dance, film, design, fashion and advertising. Yet much of the creative output by gay men and women has been largely unacknowledged. Work that displays an unambiguously queer sensibility has been, and often still is, denied access to mainstream venues. For five decades, theLeslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, and now the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, has played a pioneering role in celebratingthe accomplishments of gay artists. Over that time, we have provided a place for artists who speak directly to gay and lesbian sensibilities, offering special support for emerging and under-represented artists. We are passionately involved in the vital task of locating, rescuing and preserving art that might otherwise be destroyed or hidden from public view. Our mission is to embrace this rich creative history by informing, inspiring, entertaining and challenging all who enter our doors.
— Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman