Fire Museum and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and (No) Lesbian Art

12/16/2012

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Scary picture of Allison and Duncan ready to fight fires.

What do three New Yorkers do on a rainy Saturday? Visit the New York City Fire Museum, where the thunder of a thousand toddlers at play in the gym above was the musical accompaniment (double metaphor alert) to this two-story paean to New York’s bravest. Of special interest were the intricately engineered wooden horse-drawn fire trucks with their buckets. Of less interest were the ceremonial swords and shields through the ages. Trivia alert: The eagle that holds the shield/badge on a ceremonial fireman’s helmet is called a “front holder.”

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Even scarier picture of Allison and Duncan ready to fight fires

 

Why is there always taxidermy, and is there anything freakier than taxidermy? This dog was beloved, then stuffed.

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Actually, it does get more awkward than the Museum of Sex with two opposite sex heterosexual friends: the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art with said friends and his girlfriend. Lots of erections in the form of paintings, photos and collages, leading to a stimulating discussion on the porous (non-existent?) borders between social commentary, erotica and porn. Nary a lesbian in sight.

New York City Fire Museum                                    3 stars

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art     3 stars

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