I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Image Description: A violet save the date image. It reads: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Gala 2022 Honoring the legacy of Margaret Rose Vendryes
It’s official, Leslie-Lohman’s 2022 gala is slated to happen November 7th at Slate NY! As the only contemporary art museum in the world dedicated to LGBTQIA+ art and artists, we’re guided by the daily imperative to affirm and nurture queer creativity, pride, and resilience. Leslie-Lohman is a space of imagination and celebration built by and for our community.
This year we have the incredible honor of celebrating the life and legacy of our beloved Magaret Rose Vendryes, Ph.D., who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. Margaret was a noted art historian, accomplished and revered visual artist, educator, curator, and served on the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Board of Trustees from 2014-2022. Margaret’s joie de vivre, tenacity, and vision continue to guide our institution and it only is fitting to honor Margaret in this momentous way.
Join us November 7th for a celebratory night of queer joy and futurity, and surprise!
Image Description: A portrait of Margaret Rose Vendryes, Ph.D. Margaret relaxes against a yellow wall with a ledge holding plants. She looks directly at the camera, smiling.
For in person visits, five external steps lead to our main entrance: a wheelchair lift is available. All galleries are wheelchair-accessible.There is a single-occupancy accessible restroom located behind the visitor services desk. All restrooms are gender-neutral. For requests or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 LGBTQIA+ experiences. Through annual exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, artist fellowships, and a journal, LLMA forefronts the interrelationship of art and social justice for LGBTQIA+ communities in NYC and beyond. Our collection includes over 25,000 objects spanning 4 centuries of queer art.
The Museum is generously supported, in part, by public funds from Mellon Foundation, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. Programmatic support is also provided by the Achilles Family Fund; Booth Ferris Foundation; Keith Haring Foundation; John Burton Harter Foundation; and the Henry Luce Foundation. Individual support is proudly provided by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art's Board of Trustees and Global Ambassadors.