This June, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is thrilled to announce that we are partnering with @1stDibs. Shop a collection of works from LBGTQIA+ creators and artists who forever altered their respective fields, from fine art to fashion to furniture as we celebrate our QUEER ICONS at his month! More to come…!!!
Alt text: Alyssa and Aimée sit on a stoop in SoHo smiling. Alyssa on the left is wearing gold hoop earrings, a crisp white shirt, black organza trench, black leather pants, and black platform heels adorned with pearls. Her hands are clasped over each other with a large black and gold ring on her finger and her legs are crossed. Aimée is sitting on the right wearing large black rimmed glasses, white necklace, organza dress with a fuzzy black coat, and lace up open toe black leather booties. Her hands are crossed over each other with large black rings and her legs are crossed.
L.A.: A Queer History From artists who helped shape early Hollywood to the male/female impersonators in the "pansy clubs", early Hollywood becomes a Queer destination for people wanting a new life. Early LGBTQ culture and community begins to take shape just as the post WW2 era sparks widespread criminalization.
❗️Cuteness Overload❗️Unser Schätzchen des Monats für den Monat Juni ist einfach zuckersüß: Heiko Pollmeier zeigt uns eins seiner liebsten Artefakte des Museums, den Aktivismus Koffer des Matthias Wienolds, und erzählt uns auch warum dieser so wichtig ist für Heiko und sein Interesse und Engagement im Bereich AIDS/HIV.
In unserem neuen Format „Schätzchen des Monats“ laden wir Freund_innen des Museums dazu ein, über ihre Lieblinge im und ums Museum herum zu sprechen, wobei wir auch immer gleichzeitig etwas über die Personen selbst lernen 🤓 Heikos ganze Story könnt ihr hier lesen:
❗️Cuteness Overload❗️June’s Darling of the Month is a real treat: Heiko Pollmeier shows us one of his favorite artifacts from the archive, which is Matthias Wienold’s activist suitcase, and tells us why it is so important to him and his life-long interest in AIDS/HIV and its impact on the Gay Movement.
In our interview format „Darling of the Month“ we invite a SMU friend to talk about their favorite objects in and around the museum, while also getting to learn a little bit more about the person themself 🤓 Heiko’s full story:
Stella Rush, aka “Sten Russell,” defied the binaries that defined the lives of women in the mid-20th century (gay/straight, butch/femme) and she defied society’s expectations—marriage, kids. She took a huge risk by writing for ONE magazine while working as a civil servant at the peak of the Lavender Scare (if discovered, she would almost certainly have been fired). That’s where “Sten Russell” came in, Stella’s nom de plume. Sten was the byline for dozens of ONE magazine articles beginning in 1954 and it even graced the magazine’s June 1960 cover, pictured here.
LISTEN to Eric in conversation with Stella Rush: bitly.com/mgh-russell