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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
UPCOMING EVENTS
FOUNDATION RELATED EVENTS:
THE UNCONVENTIONAL CANVASES OF
KEITH HARING
   December 17, 2016 - June 4, 2017
KNOWN/UNKNOWN: PRIVATE OBSESSION AND HIDDEN DESIRE IN OUTSIDER ART    January 19 - September 16, 2017
TOM OF FINLAND: THE MUSICAL    January 27 - May 6, 2017
TOUKO LAAKSONEN -THE MAN BEHIND TOM OF FINLAND    January 28 - April 15 and May 6, 2017
DAVID HOCKNEY    February 9 - May 29, 2017
DIE KRÄNKEN: SPRAYED WITH TEARS    February 11 - April 9, 2017
WOLFGANG TILLMANS 2017    February 15 - June 11, 2017
BEHIND THE SCENES:
TOM OF FINLAND MOVIE
   February 23 - April 6, 2017
ADMAN: WARHOL BEFORE POP    February 25 - May 28, 2017
ğ – the soft g: queer forms migrate    March 2 - May 29, 2017
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE: LIVING MODERN    March 3 - July 23, 2017
EXPANDED VISIONS: FIFTY YEARS OF COLLECTING    March 10 - May 21, 2017
NEW FRONTIERS: THE MANY WORLDS OF GEORGE TAKEI    March 12 - August 20, 2017
MARSDEN HARTLEY'S MAINE    March 15 - June 18, 2017
PLEASE FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELT AS WE ARE EXPERIENCING SOME TURBULENCE    March 17 - April 30, 2017
LOS ANGELES LEATHER PRIDE 2017    March 24 - April 2, 2017
QUEER BRITISH ART: 1861–1967    April 5 - October 1, 2017
LIFE DRAWING SESSION    April 9, 2017
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE    April 22 - July 30, 2017
ANTEBELLUM FETISH BOOK CLUB
GAY SPIRIT: MYTH AND MEANING
   April 23, 2017
BEHIND THE SCENES:
TOM OF FINLAND MOVIE
   May 6 - August 13, 2017
ANTEBELLUM WEDNESDAY TEA SALON    Wednesday evenings
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EVENTS HISTORY: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

December 17, 2016 -
June 4, 2017

Events: The Unconventional Canvases of Keith Haring

The Armand Hammer Foundation Gallery and
Petersen Automotive Museum

presents
The Unconventional Canvases of
Keith Haring

Running through June 4 at the foremost proponent of Southern Californian car culture, The Unconventional Canvases of Keith Haring is the first time that these five works have been shown together.

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Los Angeles, CA

January 19 -
September 16, 2017

Events: Known/Unknown

MoSEX
presents
Known/Unknown:
Private Obsession and
Hidden Desire in Outsider Art

A showcase of rarely seen, powerful works by artists in the Outsider/Self-Taught/Folk Art countercultures. The show features over 100 pieces, including photographs, sculptures, paintings and objects providing provocative, poignant and sometimes disturbing insight into the psychological terrain of their creators.

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New York, NY

January 27 - May 6, 2017

Events: Tom of Finland - The Musical

Turku City Theatre
presents
Tom of Finland: The Musical


What cannot be said out loud must be drawn.
What cannot be drawn must be sung.

The story of how Touko Laaksonen became Tom of Finland. It shows a gifted, eccentric Finnish boy growing into an artist whose work is celebrated worldwide.

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Turku, Finland

January 28 - Aprill 15, 2017
and May 6, 2017

Events: Touko Laaksonen: The Man Behind Tom of Finland

Salon Dahlmann and Galerie Judin
present
Touko Laaksonen:
The Man Behind Tom of Finland

A joint exhibition by Salon Dahlmann and Galerie Judin focusing on Touko Laaksonen’s life and his development as an artist. This joint exhibition project is able – for the first time in Germany – to provide a comprehensive overview of the work of the artist whose oeuvre was to revolutionise the artistic and pop cultural representation of homosexual masculinity like no other.

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Berlin, Germany

February 9 -
May 29, 2017

Events: David Hockney - Exhibition at Tate Britain | Tate

Tate Britain
presents
David Hockney

One of the most popular and influential British artists of the
twentieth century returns to Tate Britain
for his most comprehensive exhibition yet.

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London, England

February 11 -
April 8, 2017

Events: Die Kränken: Sprayed with Tears

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
presents
Die Kränken: Sprayed with Tears

Die Kränken is a group of artists formed in 2015 in response to the extensive holdings on gay motorcycle clubs in Southern California housed at ONE Archives. Taking its inspiration from these outlaw clubs, die Kränken’s projects examine the significance and complicated history of these motorcycle groups through a variety of multimedia and performative strategies.

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Los Angeles, CA

February 15 -
June 11, 2017

Events: Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017 - Exhibition at Tate Modern | Tate

Tate Modern
presents
Wolfgang Tillmans 2017

From intimate still-lifes and portraits,
to images that address vital political issues,
explore the photographs of this groundbreaking artist.

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London, England

February 23 -
April 6, 2017

Events: BEHIND THE SCENCES: TOM OF FINLAND MOVIE | Logomo

Logomo Oy
presents
Behind the Scenes:
Tom of Finland movie

Film City Turku presents an exhibition which allows visitors to take a glimpse behind the scenes of a film shoot and opens the door to the fascinating world of filmmaking.

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Turku, Finland

February 25 -
May 28, 2017

Events: Adman :: Art Gallery NSW

Art Gallery of New South Wales
presents
Adman:
Warhol before pop

The most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to
Andy Warhol’s early career in more than 25 years.

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Sydney, Australia

March 2 -
May 29, 2017

Events: ğ – the soft g: queer forms migrate | Schwules Museum*

Schwules Museum*
presents
ğ – the soft g
queer forms migrate

This group exhibition brings together works that follow artistic migration in various directions and explore the transcultural exchange of LGBTIQ* people between Turkey and Germany, Berlin and Istanbul for the first time in Germany.

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Berlin, Germany

March 3 -
July 23, 2017

Events: Brooklyn Museum: Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Brooklyn Museum
presents
Georgia O'Keeffee
Living Modern

A new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera.

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Brooklyn, New York

March 10 -
May 21, 2017


Events: Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting

Leslie-Lohman Museum of
Gay and Lesbian Art
presents
Expanded Visions:
Fifty Years of Collecting

This exhibition presents a survey of the collection initiated by the Museum co-founders, Charles Leslie and Fritz Lohman, whose early efforts yielded one of the most unique archives of work that would have otherwise been lost or destroyed, which comprises the core of the Museum’s collection that now houses more than 30,000 objects.

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New York, NY

March 12 -
August 20, 2017


Events: New Frontiers | Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum
presents
New Frontiers:
The Many Worlds of George Takei

Explore the life and career of pioneering actor, activist, and social media icon George Takei, who currently serves on the Japanese American National Museum’s Board of Trustees. By examining Takei’s diverse experiences and achievements, this entertaining exhibition creates a portrait of a unique individual while offering an innovative means of engaging with the social history of America.

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Los Angeles, CA

March 15 -
June 18, 2017


Events: Marsden Hartley's Maine | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met Breuer
presents
Marsden Hartley's Maine

This exhibition explores Marsden Hartley's complex, sometimes contradictory, and visually arresting relationship with his native state—from the lush Post-Impressionist inland landscapes with which he launched his career, to the later roughly rendered paintings of Maine's rugged coastal terrain, its hardy inhabitants, and the magisterial Mount Katahdin.

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New York, NY

March 17 -
April 30, 2017


Events: Please Fasten Your Seat Belt As We Are Experiencing Some Turbulence

Leo Xu Projects
with David Kordansky Gallery
present
Please Fasten Your Seat Belt
As We Are Experiencing Some Turbulence

A collaborative group show with David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

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Shanghai, China

March 24 -
April 2, 2017


Events: Los Angeles Leather Pride 2017

Los Angeles Leather Coalition
presents
Los Angeles Leather Pride 2017

CODE L.A.

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Los Angeles, CA

April 5 -
October 1 , 2017


Events: Queer British Art 1861–1967 - Exhibition at Tate Britain | Tate

Tate Britain
presents
Queer British Art
1861–1967

Presenting the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art.

Featuring works from 1861–1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England.

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London, England

April 9, 2017

Life Drawing Sessions

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents
Life Drawing Session

Uninstructed life drawing session

Usually held on the second Sunday of each month. Beginner? Professional?
All are welcome. Reserve your spot and bring your sketch pad!


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Los Angeles, CA

April 22 -
July 30, 2017


Events: Georgia O'Keeffe | AGO Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario
presents
Georgia O'Keeffe

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the beautiful innovative art of Georgia O’Keeffe, a trailblazing figure in American modernism. Making its only stop in North America at the AGO, Georgia O’Keeffe features more than 80 works of art capturing the essence of her deeply personal connection to the landscape, architecture and nature that inspired her iconic style.

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Toronto, Ontario

April 23, 2017

Events: Antebellum Monthly Fetish Book Club: Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning

Antebellum
present
Fetish Book Club

This Month's Selection:

Gay Spirit
Myth and Meaning

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Los Angeles, CA

May 6 -
August 13, 2017

Events: BEHIND THE SCENCES: TOM OF FINLAND MOVIE | Logomo

Logomo Oy
presents
Behind the Scenes:
Tom of Finland movie

Film City Turku presents an exhibition which allows visitors to take a glimpse behind the scenes of a film shoot and opens the door to the fascinating world of filmmaking.

Details


Turku, Finland

Wednesday evenings

Events: Antebellum Wednesday Tea Salon

Antebellum
presents
Wednesday Tea Salon
@TOM House

Hand-blended Tea
Cakes and Sweets
Relax and have a nice cuppa tea

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Los Angeles, CA

Continuing

The Museum of Sex
presents
Exhibitions
About Sex

With online features: Mapping Sex in America
and US Patent Office Sex Inventions.

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New York, NY

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“…I named what I thought was an enormous sum. Without blinking an eye, he gathered up my life work and handed me the amount I asked for: $70… I didn’t expect more. Remember that homosexuality was forbidden in most of the Western world; so all those businesses were illegal, black market. I knew that they wouldn’t have paid me more anyway — or so I believed then.”
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