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Event History 2017

January 8, 2017

Life Drawing Sessions

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents
Life Drawing Session

Uninstructed life drawing session limited to 30 artists.

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

January 9 - 29, 2017

Events: Paddle8 GoodWeave Online Auction

Paddle8
in partnership with
Henzel Studio: Heritage / Collaborations

present a benefit auction for
GoodWeave

An online auction of limited edition artist-designed rugs benefiting GoodWeave, an international nonprofit organization working at the forefront of ending child labor in the carpet industry, while offering educational programs to children in the weaving communities of Afghanistan, India and Nepal.

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Online

January 13 -
March 19, 2017


Events: Touko Laaksonen - Tom of Finland: Of Music and Men

Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art
presents
Touko Laaksonen – Tom of Finland:
Of Music and Men

An exhibition about multitalented Touko Laaksonen (Finnish, 1920-1991), who came to be known as Tom of Finland, the internationally renowned creator of homoerotic art.

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Turku, Finland

January 15, 2017

Events: Black Dahlia Death Day Tea Salon

Antebellum
presents
Black Dahlia Death Day Tea Salon

at TOM House

“Black Dahlia", the nickname given to Elizabeth Short (29th July 1924 – c. 15th January 1947),
an American woman who was the victim of a much-publicized murder in 1947.

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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 26 - 29, 2017

Events: Art Los Angeles Contemporary

ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY

The fair presents top established and emerging galleries from around the world,
with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries.

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Santa Monica, CA

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 -
May 13, 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 12, 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!


Details


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 24, 2017

Events: Tom of Finland at Lethal Amounts

Lethal Amounts
presents
Tom of Finland

Come snag a copy of the official Tom of Finland Foundation Zine (ltd. ed., only 50 copies available!) and check out the new line of official ToF apparel! Dress to impress or TOM’s Men WILL paddle you.

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Los Angeles, CA

February 25 -
March 1, 2017


Events: Pleasure Park: The Art of Rinaldo Hopf

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents
Pleasure Park

The Art of Rinaldo Hopf

Reception: 25 February 2017, 2–5 PM
On view by appointment through 1 March 2017!

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Los Angeles, CA

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, 2017

Events: Touko Laaksonen: The Man Behind Tom of Finland: Feeling at Home

Feeling at Home:
In the Body, The Family and The Society
March 2, 2017

Salon Dahlmann
Presented by Finland-Institut in Deutschland

Finland celebrates 2017, its 100th anniversary. At the core of those celebrations is the homeland and linked to it the notion of home.

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Berlin, Germany

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 4, 2017

Touko Laaksonen: The Man Behind Tom of Finland: Loves and Lives Curator Guided Tour

You are invited to a guided viewing of
Touko Laaksonen – The Man Behind
Tom of Finland:
Loves and Lives


with Susanna Luoto
at Salon Dahlmann

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Berlin, Germany

March 4 - 25, 2017

Events: Mike Diana's Boiled Angel

Superchief Gallery
presents
Mike Diana's
Boiled Angel

Superchief Gallery LA is proud to produce underground comic legend Mike Diana’s first solo show on the West Coast. As a teenager, Mike Diana took after the underground comix community, namely Zap Comix, and self-published Boiled Angel.

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Los Angeles, CA

March 4 - 25, 2017

Events: Stefan Pinto's Smoke + Mirrors

AC Gallery
presents
Stefan Pinto's
Smoke + Mirrors
With the support of

Out Magazine and Tom of Finland Foundation

Artists see with indelible eyes and they are capable of great vision. That’s what Stefan Pinto achieves. These amazing portraits explore the complexities of human need and the yearnings of us all to be connected.

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Los Angeles, CA

March 10 -
October 29, 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, 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!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

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 19, 2017

Events: Antebellum Monthly Fetish Book Club: When We Rise

Antebellum
present
Fetish Book Club

This Month's Selection:

When We Rise
My Life in The Movement


Details


Los Angeles, CA

March 24 -
April 2, 2017


Events: Los Angeles Leather Pride 2017

Los Angeles Leather Coalition
presents
Los Angeles Leather Pride 2017

CODE L.A.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

March 26, 2017

Events: Antebellum and The Purple Circuit Present A Tennessee Williams Birthday Salon

Antebellum
and The Purple Circuit
present

A Tennessee Williams'
Birthday Salon

An informal chat about Tennessee Williams & Pancho Rodriguez, and readings from Tennessee's short story Desire and the Black Masseur.

Details


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!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

April 15, 2017

Life Drawing Sessions

Tour Tom of Finland exhibitions
with Durk Dehner

Tom of Finland
The Leather Uniform

Details


Berlin, Germany

April 16, 2017

Life Drawing Sessions

Leather Social Berlin

You can enter a free raffle at two locations for a fine art print.
The drawing will be held on Sunday at 5p at the Leather Social Berlin
(no requirement to be present).

Details


Berlin, Germany

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 22 -
June 3, 2017

Events: Mark Dutcher--Another World

Jason Vass
presents
Mark Dutcher: Another World

Mark Dutcher’s second exhibition at the gallery, the exhibition will include recent works done after a period of seclusion that allowed the artist to revisit subjects that have defined his practice for many years.

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Los Angeles, CA

April 23, 2017

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

Antebellum
presents
Fetish Book Club

This Month's Selection:

Gay Spirit
Myth and Meaning

Details


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

May 7, 2017

Events: #TomOfFinlandDay Kickoff

Eagle LA, Bluf and
T
OM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
present

#TomOfFinlandDay Kickoff

Toast Tom! Eat Cake! Free Stuff!
Big. Nasty. Rude.
Go-Go Jacks!
All Night Beer Bust.

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Los Angeles, CA

May 7 - 8, 2017

Events: INSIDE <> OUTSIDE: Suzanne Shifflett, Rowland Byass

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents
INSIDE <> OUTSIDE

The Art of Suzanne Schifflett and Rowland Byass

An exhibition of two artists in two spaces at TOM House.

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Los Angeles, CA

May 14, 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!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

June 4, 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!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

June 18, 2017

Events: 26th Annual TOM's Bar 2016 at Faultline

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents
TOM's BAR 2017

DADDY’S DAY PARKING LOT FUNRAISER

VICTORY PARTY FOR RALPH BRUNEAU
MR. INTERNATIONAL LEATHER 2017

at FAULTLINE

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Los Angeles, CA

July 9 -
August 26, 2017

Events: Over the Rainbow | Praz-Delavallade Los Angeles

Praz-Delavallade
presents
Over the Rainbow

We are at a transformative stage in the struggle towards the true equality of LGBTQ people. Our rights are human rights and the inequality will not go away unless we continue to stand up. Over the Rainbow pays tribute to all the brave artists who defend the human rights of all people.

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Los Angeles, CA

July 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!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

August 13, 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!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

September 2 -
October 21, 2017


Events: A Spaghetti Dress for World Peace

Park View
presents

A Spaghetti Dress for World Peace

Timothée Calame, Victoria Colmegna, Catharine Czudej, Oto Gillen, Sam Grossinger, Gypsy Sport, Paul Heyer, Megan Marrin, Mark McKnight, David Muenzer, Laura Owens, Bailey Scieszka, Heji Shin, Tom of Finland, Dena Yago, Dardan Zhegrova

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Los Angeles, CA

September 10, 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!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

September 30 -
October 1, 2017


Events: Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents
Art and Culture Festival

MOVING PICTURES

The 22nd annual Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival,
taking over the entire landmark property where
Tom of Finland Foundation has operated since 1984.


Details


Los Angeles, CA

October 8, 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!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

October 14, 2017

Events: Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival

EAGLE NYC
T
OM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
and KINO LORBER
present

Uniform Night

Celebrating Tom of Finland

A Tom of Finland-themed uniform night
to celebrate the NYC theatrical release of
the movie Tom of Finland.


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New York City, NY

October 15 -
November 15, 2017


Events: Faces of Man – Tom of Finland Limited Edition Prints Exhibition

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
and PALM SPRINGS LEATHER ORDER OF THE DESERT
present

FACES OF MAN

Tom of Finland Limited Edition Prints Exhibition

A Fundraiser for Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert and Tom of Finland Foundation.

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Palm Springs, CA

October 21, 2017

Events: Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival

EAGLE LA
T
OM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
KINO LORBER

and LA BAND OF BROTHERS
present

TOM in Los Angeles

Celebrating Tom of Finland

A TOM-themed Celebration of the Tom of Finland Movie
Come dressed as your favorite Tom of Finland character
Saturday, 9p-2a


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Los Angeles, CA

November 4 -
December 9, 2017


Events: Queer Califas

Queer Califas
Curated by
Rubén Esparza

A Group Exhibition Featuring Multi-Generational LGBTQ Latinx Artists

The twenty-plus (multi-generational) Artists included in this exhibition, Queer Califas, express their artistry in real time—some with a fixed lens to the past and others’ sights set to the future.

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Los Angeles, CA

November 12, 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!


Details


Los Angeles, CA

December 10, 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!


Details


Los Angeles, CA
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"Whenever I was depressed or disgusted, I would feel him, that spirit inside, urging me back to living, back to drawing, I believe there is a lot to the world that can’t be seen or touched, and if you turn away from that — especially if you are an artist — you are avoiding an important part of life, maybe the very heart of it.” — Tom of Finland