WOMEN OF OP.LYNX INVITE YOU TO NETWORK AND SOCIALIZE AT A PRIVATE VIEWING OF AN EYE-OPENING TAKE ON SEVENTIES ART.
One evening only — Tuesday, May 10 — the members of OP.LYNX, the dynamic women’s network of Out Professionals, invite you to enjoy socializing and networking at SoHo’s buzz-worthy Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (“Best place for gay culture” — Time Out New York).
Enjoy a leisurely private viewing of “The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment.” The Seventies were informed by the sexual revolution, anti-war efforts and the civil rights movement of the Sixties. This vibrant show explores the liberating decade between the galvanizing response to the police raids at the Stonewall Inn and the first rumblings of the AIDS crisis.
Loans from the Lesbian Herstory Archives and the New York Public Library make up some of the 115 works on view. Included is the iconic X Portfolio by Robert Mapplethorpe (1978), which precipitated the Culture Wars of the Eighties.
This noteworthy event continues a promotional partnership between Out Professionals and Leslie-Lohman (“Invaluable museum” — The New York Times), internationally the first museum dedicated to exhibiting, preserving and fostering the creation of LGBTQ art.
Photo credit: Rink Foto: The first large group of lesbians in the San Francisco Gay Parade, invited by Harvey Milk; 1974/2016. Archival inkjet print. (Detail)
Leslie-Lohman Museum (“A mirror for gay history” — Smithsonian Magazine), at 26 Wooster Street, between Grand and Canal Streets; wheelchair accessible. Subway: A/C/E, J/Z, N/Q/R or 1/6 to Canal Street.
Private Out Professionals viewing of “The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment.” Networking (bring business cards), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy white wines and waters, accompanied by cheeses (cow, goat, sheep milk); seasonal fruit and nuts; and baguette, crostini and pita triangles, with dips from around the globe.
Pre-registered nonmember, $30; at the door, $35. Pre-registered, dues-paying OP Member, $20; at the door, $25. Walk-ins welcome. Pre-sale closes at noon on Tuesday, May 10. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! All sales final. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges.
IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER OF OUT PROFESSIONALS!
OP.LYNX was founded to enhance and diversify Out Professionals membership and to create programming of special interest to lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. A 12-month individual Out Professionals membership (new or renewal) PLUS guaranteed admission to tonight’s noteworthy event is yours for just $75. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost OP networking and socializing. Order here.