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Event History 2018

January 13 -
March 3, 2018

Events: John Paul Thomas: Reintentions

Museum of Retail Space
presents
JOHN PAUL THOMAS
Reintentions

The exhibition shows photographic, drawing, painting, and video work in an immersive atmospheric installation.

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Los Angeles, CA

January 14, 2018

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

January 20 -
May 28, 2018

Events: Michael Childers Having a Ball

Palm Springs Art Museum
presents
MICHAEL CHILDERS
Having a Ball

This group of thirty-eight revealing portraits captures the amusing gender play during an earlier, more innocent time. They reflect an era before the AIDS epidemic, when non-conforming sexuality was a performative gesture of mischievous defiance rather than a political act of survival.

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Palm Springs, CA

January 24 -
August 5, 2018

Events: OUT FOR THE CAMERA: The Self-Portraits of Leonard Fink

Leslie-Lohman Museum of
Gay and Lesbian Art

presents
OUT FOR THE CAMERA:
The Self-Portraits of Leonard Fink

An exhibition focusing on photographs by Leonard Fink (American, 1930-1992) a gay photographer, whose work was almost entirely unknown during his lifetime and is still little known today.

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New York, NY

January 26 -
May 20, 2018

Events: Peter Hujar: Speed of Life

The Morgan Library & Museum
presents
PETER HUJAR: Speed of Life

This exhibition presents one hundred and forty photographs by this enormously important and influential artist. Drawn from the extensive holdings of his work at the Morgan and from nine other collections, the show and its catalog follow Hujar from his beginnings in the mid-1950s to his central role in the East Village art scene three decades later.

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New York, NY

February 11, 2018

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 17 -
March 10, 2018

Events: The Erotic Art of Avatar

Highways Performance Space
presents
The Erotic Art of Avatar:
35 Years of Sexual Freedom

An exhibition of classic and new works of gay male erotic art presented with a gala 35th anniversary celebration with food and music.

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Santa Monica, CA

February 23 - 25, 2018

Events: REX'WORLD: Back to the Future

Leather & Fetish Pride at the Darklands
presents
REX'WORLD: Back to the Future

For the first time ever, Antwerp’s internationally recognized Leather & Fetish Pride at the Darklands festival showcases over 200 images from REX’s incredible career in art.

Details


Antwerp, Belgium

February 25, 2018

Events: Florian Hetz: 'Echo Park'

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents
Florian Hetz: Echo Park

at TOM House

A presentation shot during the Artist’s Residency at Tom of Finland Foundation.

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Los Angeles, CA

March 3 -
May 28, 2018

Events: Andy Warhol Prints

Palm Springs Art Museum
presents
ANDY WARHOL:
Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

This retrospective encompasses over 250 works on loan from Schnitzer’s comprehensive collection, and establishes Warhol’s graphic production as it evolved over four decades.

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Palm Springs, CA

March 4, 2018

Events: The Baldwin Gentlemen: Sip & Sketch

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents
The Baldwin Gentlemen
Sip & Sketch

An Intimate, Instructor-led Art Class

Open Bar + Art Supplies

Details


Los Angeles, CA

March 11, 2018

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 29 -
June 25, 2018

Events: Stefan Thiel: 100 Berlin Based Men

Schwules Museum
presents
Stefan Thiel: 100 Berlin Based Men

Thiel presents silhouettes of drag kings, heterosexual and homosexual men. What started as a small, unspectacular study of male nudes became a magnum opus of 140 separate works. It comprises a diverse group of characters, captured in self-portrayal, from Stefan Thiel’s circle of acquaintances, the Berlin scene, and the networking site PlanetRomeo, from Sydney and Toronto to New York, Paris, and Warsaw.

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Berlin, Germany

April 2 -
June 8, 2018

Events: Paraisos

Los Angeles LGBT Center
presents
Paraisos
Curator: Rubén Esparza

Discrimination, in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, has become part of the social construct. The artists in the Paraisos exhibition share a fascination with extracting from an understanding their identity and their communities.

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Los Angeles, CA

April 8, 2018

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 -
June 29, 2018

Events: David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
presents
DAVID HOCKNEY:
82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

In 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life, David Hockney offers a vibrant and intimate view of people with whom he has developed relationships over the past 50 years.

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Los Angeles, CA

April 19 -
May 27, 2018

Events: David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
presents
TOM House:
The Work and Life of Tom of Finland

The exhibition features work by Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920-1991) and incorporates artists who supported and admired his work over the years.

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Detroit, MI

April 27 - 29, 2018

Events: David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture
presents
Seattle Erotic Art Festival

Three days of some of the finest erotic art the world has to offer awaiting your perusal and enjoyment. You are invited to view the art and daily entertainments, from poetry readings to pantomime to acrobatic displays, plus late night events.

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Seattle, WA

April 29, 2018

Life Drawing Sessions

Miguel Angel Reyes
presents
Life Drawing Session

Uninstructed life drawing session

A special session. Limited artists.

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Los Angeles, CA

April 30 -
August 12, 2018

Events: Mart Crowley's The Boys in The Band

Ryan Murphy and David Stone
present
MART CROWLEY'S
The Boys in The Band

The 50th Anniversary of the Landmark Play debuts on Broadway with an All-Star Cast!

Details


New York, NY

May 6, 2018

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

July 1 - 24, 2018

Events: David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

Queer Biennial
presents
What if Utopia
The Third Installment of the Queer Biennial

Featured work includes installation, film, live performance, and historical documentation. Artists included do not shy away from sexuality, identity, the body, and all around queerness.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

July 13 -
September 30, 2018

Events: David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

Whitney Museum of American Art
presents
DAVID WOJNAROWICZ:
History Keeps Me Awake at Night

The first major, monographic presentation of the work of David Wojnarowicz in over a decade. His work achieved national prominence at the same moment that the AIDS epidemic was cutting down a generation of artists, himself included.

Details


New York, NY

July 15, 2018

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!

Note: No session in June, new date for July.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

July 17,2018

TOM's Bar 2018

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents

TOM's Bar

Our yearly FUNraiser

Father's Day MAJOR Parking Lot Party
Benefiting Tom of Finland Foundation


Details


Los Angeles, CA

July 30,2018

Michael Kirwan - Celebration of a Life Well-Illustrated

Tom of Finland Foundation
presents
Michael Kirwan
A Celebration of a Life Well-Illustrated

MICHAEL KIRWAN | 27th December 1953 – 26th May 2018

Come Together and Share Stories, Food and Drink in the Gardens of TOM House
.

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Los Angeles, CA

August 29, 2018 -
March 17, 2019


Events: BRAVE, BEAUTIFUL OUTLAWS: The Photographs of Donna Gottschalk

Leslie-Lohman Museum of
Gay and Lesbian Art

presents
BRAVE, BEAUTIFUL OUTLAWS
The Photographs of Donna Gottschalk

This exhibition features the work of Donna Gottschalk, a photographer active in the early period of radical lesbian organizing in New York and California during the 1970s.

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New York, NY

September 9, 2018

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 6 - 7, 2018

Events: Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents

Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival:
Eye on Collecting

The 23rd annual Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival,
taking over the entire landmark property where
Tom of Finland Foundation has operated since 1984.

Check out the list of Participating Artists.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

October 12 -
November 14, 2018


Events: Secret Gay Box

John Wolf Fine Arts
presents
Secret Gay Box

This show at TOM House is not only incredibly personal to the curator, John Wolf, but also speaks to the secrecy of Tom of Finland’s early career in which homophobic censorship codes kept the artist’s work out of circulation.

On view through 14th November by appointment

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Los Angeles, CA

October 14, 2018

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 17, 2018

Events: Bellum at TOM House Wednesday Tea Salons: Oscar Wilde's 164th Birthday Salon

Bellum at TOM House
presents
Oscar Wilde Tea Salon:
164th Birthday Salon

Hand-blended tea and dainty sandwiches will be served
Followed by Oscar's Favorite “PRINCESS CAKE”

Details


Los Angeles, CA

October 20, 2018 -
January 27, 2019


Events: Michael Childers: Distortions

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
presents
Michael Childers: Distortions

In 2001, renowned fine art and celebrity photographer Michael Childers decided to move in a different direction: he began to produce a series of experimental photographs that attempted to render the human form into surreal distortion. The result was a series of sensual and sometimes haunting photographs that set a group of individuals within an expansive atmosphere of darkness and mirrored reflection.

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Los Angeles, CA

November 10, 2018

Events: Come Shoot in The Sugar Shack by Stefan Pinto

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents
Come Shoot in The Sugar Shack

by Stefan Pinto

Seize the moment and create an impromptu photograph for yourself (and your BFF or BF or ex-BF) at our one-of-a-kind, sexy photo booth in the Pleasure Park
at TOM House.


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Los Angeles, CA

November 17 - 25, 2018

Events: LOVE SONGS by Phuc Le

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents
Love Songs

By Phuc Le

Focusing on social structures and relationships that exist in his immediate reality,
Le makes photographic prints utilizing a combination of analog and digital photography.


Details


Los Angeles, CA

November 18, 2018

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 1 - 2, 2018

Events: LOVE SONGS by Phuc Le

TOM  OF  FINLAND  FOUNDATION
presents
Jess Room in TOM House

By Jess Scott

Scott’s sculptures of Loiter Daddies, various ceramic objects, paintings, reimagined novels, paper lanterns, and other objects of home and art studio will furnish TOM House’s ground floor for a two day exhibition.

Details


Los Angeles, CA

December 9, 2018

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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