September 12, 2009 - July 31, 2010
Las Vegas, NV

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 many more.

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 cultural heritage.”

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 [] and its satellite campus. Continuing Education will also be offered through The American College of Sexologists [], 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 to midnight.
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 Map 702.369.6442

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"My drawings are primarily meant for guys who may have experienced misunderstanding and oppression and feel that they have somehow failed in their lives. I want to encourage them. I want to encourage this minority group, to tell them not to give up, to think positively about their act and whole being." (1990) — Tom of Finland