Erotic Heritage Museum
Sex on the Streets
What if the art was not censored?
Exhibition held over!
With works by Tom of Finland, figurative artist Hector
Silva and illustrative artist Michael Kirwan, ceramic artist Anne Davis
Mulford aka Princess Anne, photo-realist Ross Johnston, pop artists
Bobby Logic and Francois Dubeau, urban artists Vezun, KD Matheson, Gearboxxxrox,
Dray, Veks 3, Damien Drake, Iceberg Slick, Ras One, Dragon Lilly and
EHM is pleased to announce that Tom of Finland Foundation
(ToFF) has lent special pieces from its Permanent Collection for the
anniversary show. “ToFF shares the same belief that the educational
and cultural merits of erotic art promote healthier, more tolerant attitudes
about sexuality,” said Dr. Laura Henkel, art director and curator.
“It is wonderful to be able to work with other nonprofit organizations
towards a common goal: education, preservation and celebrating our rich
The “Sex on the Streets” exhibition has
literally found its way to the streets. Anniversary exhibition urban
artists Vezun, Veks 3, Dray, Damien Drake, Gearboxxxrox and Ras One
are painting murals on the outside of the Museum building. “We
are very excited to have artwork prominently displayed which embodies
the Museum’s grassroots flair, yet cosmopolitan personality. Not
only will this draw attention for the artists, it will also draw attention
to the building as an existing body of work itself”, said Dr.
Laura Henkel, EHM Resident Curator and Art Director.
“I really want to be in this exhibition Sex
on the Streets at the Erotic Heritage Museum in Vegas mainly because
it is the first time that I would officially exhibit with Tom of Finland
in an official museum space. That means a lot for my carrier as an artist,
and it’s very exiting to me.” — Hector Silva
EHM is owned and managed by the Exodus Trust, a nonprofit
California Trust that has as its sole and exclusive purpose
to perform educational, scientific and literary functions
relating to sexual, emotional, mental and physical health.
One objective is to bridge the gap between that which is commercial
and often misidentified as pornographic, and that which is
aesthetic encompassing movements including folk, pop, and
fine art. The facility spans over 24,000 square feet of permanent
and featured exhibit space with a special emphasis on the
unfolding of the American Sexual Revolution of the 20th Century.
Curator of EHM and founder of the Exodus Trust, Dr. Ted McIlvenna
states, “Perhaps the most unique mission of the Exodus
Trust and EHM is the belief that sexual health education is
best communicated through erotic folk art. If people value
and celebrate their own sexuality and the sexuality of others
they most likely will not misuse or abuse it. Erotic folk
art includes film, video, sculpture, painting, drawing, performance
art of dance and music, street art and all of the history
of how artists have portrayed their feelings about human sexuality.
Grand Patron Harry Mohney, founder of Déjà Vu,
states, “Sexual history teaches us that the interest
and desire for sexual pleasure has remained the same through
the ages and EHM has the artifacts to prove it.
The Museum is an ideal environment for lectures, symposiums,
classes and workshops to promote artistic, educational, scientific,
and literary functions. EHM supports academic pursuits and
research through the Institute for Advanced Study of Human
Sexuality [www.iashs.edu] and its satellite campus. Continuing
Education will also be offered through The American College
of Sexologists [www.americancollegeofsexologists.org], as
well as other affiliated academic associations and organizations.
Erotic Heritage Museum
Hours: Wednesday through Friday,
3 PM to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday, noon
Regular admission is $15; student and senior admission is $10.
All visitors including those to the gift shop must be 18 years of age.
3275 Industrial Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109 ·
Erotic Heritage Museum Website