New York City’s Sexiest Museums

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Publicly frowned upon and relished in private, sexuality comes with a heavy name. If you happen to be in New York City or plan to take a trip in the future. Don’t forget to check out these museums that celebrate and educate all facets of sexuality.

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Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue

The pinnacle of sexuality, as far as New York City museums go. The Museum of Sex also known as MoSex, offers a raw insight into a topic deemed too taboo for social norms. Designed to shock and normalize, “what’s the big deal?” approach to sex is what makes this museum top notch. With an inflatable bouncy castle of boobs and a sex store/gift shop, the Museum of Sex is not one to miss!

More info here.

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Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster Street

Leslie-Lohman museum preserves and fosters LGBTQ art and its artist. With an aim to uphold and educate their visitors upon a non-recognized history. Their current exhibition, A Deeper Dive  opens the viewer to the 1980’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. Featuring over a 100 artists and pieces created as a reaction toward this crucial time. This national exhibition brings a collectiveness to a disease that almost ripped society apart. It runs from July 15 – September 25, 2016.

More info here.

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Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd

Take a step back in time and into Clear Comfort, Alice Austen’s victorian home now turned museum in Staten Island. Alice Austen (1866 – 1952) was an American photographer, a rebel at heart, she lived life on her own accord with her partner Gertrude Tate. Originally her grandfather’s house, Clear Comfort was were Austen began her love affair with photography.

On 8/27/16, you can experience Staten Island through Alice Austen’s eyes as you bike past her favorite places, explore her period rooms and take a peak into her original dark room!Learn more about the event here.

 

Want more? On August 12, Disclaimer Gallery is hosting a closing performance entitled #PowerVHS centering around women of color.

More info here.

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