"The Piers: Art and Sex Along the New York Waterfront"

©Andreas Sterzing
Andreas Sterzing;David Wojnarowicz and Mike Bidlo, Pier 34; 1983; digital print from slide
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art , Soho Tuesday May 1 2012 12:00 - 18:00
Before it was a playground for the rich, Manhattan's farthest-west reaches were the stomping ground of young gay men creating art and looking for casual encounters. Check out images of large-scale works that dominated the piers in the ’70s and ’80s, as well as photos chronicling the pre-AIDS cruising scene that thrived on the waterfront.
Venue name: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Address: 26 Wooster St
New York

Cross street: between Canal and Grand Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, E, J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St