Homomuseum: Heroes and Moments
May 21—July 30, 2005

August hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)

What do Alexander the Great, Gertrude Stein, J. Edgar Hoover and Andy Warhol have in common?

Homomuseum is structured around the idea of an imaginary national art museum dedicated to the presentation and historicizing of art by LGBT artists. Homomuseum investigates lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) icons and histories that have made their mark on the political, social, economic, and cultural landscape. Homosexual politicians, architects, inventors, athletes, scientists, artists and events have shaped our world culture. This exibition celebrates these icons and moments in history.

Homomuseum is comprised of two visual components: an exhibition and archive project. For the exhibition, LGBT artists chose a historical moment or person in the gay and lesbian community that has influenced local, national or global culture and then created a conceptual portrait of that person, event or place. For the archives, members of the LGBT community submitted objects/mementos that are personally important. Archive objects include photographs, books, movies, poems, drawings and include personal texts explaining the object's significance. The collected materials will become part of Exit Art’s archive, which is open and accessible to the public for research.

Homomuseum is a response to the tremendous influence that gay culture has had on mainstream culture and will investigate how homosexuality is defined and expressed by queer artists today.


Christopher Arabadjis

Alvin Baltrop

James Bidgood

ak burns

Christopher Clary

JP Forrest

Blake Goble and Robert Ransick

Leor Grady

Stephanie Gray

Michela Griffo

Geoffrey Hendricks and Sur Rodney (Sur)

Derek Jackson

Aaron Krach

Marget Long

Gabriel Martinez

j. morrison

Rune Olsen

Predrag Pajdic and Rachel Wilberforce

Matthew Ravenstahl

Milton Rosa-Ortiz

Shane Ruth

Mary Ellen Strom

Jonathan Wahl

Phillip Ward
Alan Turing

NYC West Side Piers

Tony Duquette

Jack Smith

AA Bronson

Sal Mineo

Gertrude Stein and Jean Genet

Michelangelo + Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Kristy McNichol

Teena Brandon

Homosexuals burned in the Middle Ages

Diva songstresses

The Dance floor

Mercedes McCambridge

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

The Bonobo ape

Crossdressing ritual

Coming out

Alexander "The Great"

Jesus Christ

Gustave Courbet’s The Sleepers

Sons of Sodom

Quentin Crisp

to see exhibit photographs!

Exit Art, a non-profit cultural center founded in 1982 by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, is an interdisciplinary laboratory for contemporary ideas, presenting innovative programs in the visual arts, theater, design, music, video and performance. Exit Art represents an independent view and an experimental approach to culture.

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