Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Location: New York Live Arts (Lobby), 219 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
- Patricia Lannes – Director of Education, Leslie-Lohman Museum
- Camilo Godoy – Teaching Artist
Patricia Lannes has over twenty years of experience in museum education and visual literacy. She envisions and curates transformational learning experiences for museum, art and education professionals and for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Her latest work concentrates in creating education frameworks that use an intersectional pedagogical lens to foster cultural equity and civic engagement in cultural institutions and public education. She creates and facilitates art-based training programs for museum staff, docents and trustees, teachers, teaching artists and school administrators in culturally competent methodologies anchored in principles of equity and inclusion.As the founder of CALTA21, an initiative that transforms museums into welcoming civic spaces for immigrants and refugees, she was nominated to be recognized by President Obama’s White House as a Champion of Change, an award for Americans with innovative ideas who are making a difference in their communities.
Patricia is the director of education at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and former director of education at the Nassau County Museum of Art, NY. She holds a degree in History from Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Camilo Godoy is an artist and educator born in Bogotá, Colombia and based in New York, United States. He is a graduate of The New School with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, 2012; and a BA from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, 2013. Godoy was a 2018 Session Artist, Recess; 2018 Artist-in-Residence, Leslie-Lohman Museum; 2018 Artist-in-Residence, coleção moraes-barbosa; 2017 Artist-in-Residence, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP); 2015-2017 Artist-in-Residence, Movement Research; among others. His work has been presented in New York at the Brooklyn Museum, CUE, Danspace Project; and Mousonturm, Frankfurt; among others. Godoy currently teaches various age groups at the Brooklyn Museum, Dedalus Foundation, Leslie-Lohman Museum, and Whitney Museum.
About the Leslie-Lohman Museum
The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience. Our roots trace back to 1969 when Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman held an exhibit of gay artists for the first time in their SoHo loft. Throughout the 1970s, they continued to collect and exhibit gay artists while supporting the SoHo art community. During the AIDS pandemic of the 1980s, the collection continued to grow as they rescued the work of dying artists from families who, out of shame or ignorance, wanted to destroy it. This led to the formation of the Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation in 1987. In recognition of its importance in the collection and preservation of LGBTQ history, the organization was accredited as a museum in 2016. With a collection of over 30,000 objects, the Museum hosts six major exhibitions annually, offers several public programs throughout the year, publishes an arts newsletter, and maintains a research library of over 3,000 volumes.