The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is presenting two powerful exhibitions that capture the LGBTQ+ experience. The exhibitions, “ Portraits From Boston, With Love” and “ On Christopher Street: Transgender Portraits By Mark Seliger,” are on view through Sept. 3.

“Portraits From Boston, With Love,” brings together works from three contemporary photographers with Boston roots, each offering a unique perspective on gender and sexuality. Among the photographers is Olivia Slaughter, a Gardner Museum artist-in-residence in January, who created portraits of her chosen family during her residency.

“I’ve been working with the Gardner for quite some time,” Slaughter said on Boston Public Radio Thursday. “The Gardner was one of my first checks that made me feel like, OK, I can really do this full time.”

Slaughter initially joined as an event photographer and later became deeply involved in Boston’s Black queer community.

“I got to show work with some of my favorite artists in the community, but also highlight people in Boston that are part of my chosen family,” Slaughter shared. “My work is specifically about loving people no matter where they’re at and them loving me, no matter where I’m at.”

Slaughter’s portraits draw inspiration from historical cameo images, aiming to reclaim and honor Black history.

“I wanted to borrow that idea of cameos that we see a lot in the Gardner — that we see a lot in older homes — and kind of recreate that portrait wall feeling,” Slaughter explained. “They do make you stop and feel like you’re in conversation with not only the people in individual images, but as a family unit, you’re able to see where these different people take place in my life.”

Museum Director Peggy Fogelman said the exhibitions align with the Gardner Museum’s commitment to inclusivity and honoring the legacy of its founder. She noted Isabella Gardner’s close friendships within a community that today would identify as LGBTQ+.

“They formed a community in Gloucester that they called Dabsville ... and Isabella was kind of an honorary member,” said Fogelman.

“Isabella really intended the Gardner to be a very inclusive home for the entire community,” Fogelman added.