Photo Exhibit Celebrates Art & AIDS: Amor y Pasión

Clecio Lira African Pieta

The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City is currently presenting Art & AIDS: Amor y Pasión, an exhibition curated by Osvaldo Perdomo and David Livingston featuring artists living with HIV and AIDS. The exhibition is an outcome of weekly therapeutic art classes run by GMHC’s Volunteer, Work, and Wellness Center as well as by artists who have come to GMHC looking for help or support after they learned about their diagnosis. GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy. In 1981 six gay men and their friends gathered in Larry Kramer‘s living room to address “gay cancer.” This group started raising money for research and started to form the Gay Men’s Health Crisis — the story of this group was the inspiration for Kramer’s play The Normal Heart, now a critically acclaimed hit HBO film.
The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is the first dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art, and foster the artists who create it.
Photography courtesy of The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
First Image by Clecio Lira
Luis Carle
“Crowbar NYC (1994)”
Luis Carle
Israelis, NYC
Peter J Robinson_ I Do
Peter J. Robinson, Jr
“I Do”
George Towne
“Rich and Seth”
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