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Next Up in the Guest Artist Gallery

January 26th - June 7th 2018


MEN as seen through the lens of inkedKenny


inkedKenny's photography is fantastic; dark, sexy, stylish & with an artistic sophistication which appears prodigiously to transcend this relative newcomers tenure behind the lens. By looking within himself, he found his passion & discovered a new way to look. at (& artistically present) the world; through the lens of a camera. With his natural talent & a sharp intrinsic eye, inkedKenny learned by doing & found a new calling in the process. His journey shows how your world can be when you open your eyes to the possibilities around you.

Join us on the road at CLAW

April 26th - 29th 2018


CLAW Corp. is a certified 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation dedicated to fundraising, education, volunteerism and all other charitable needs of the adult leather community. We are dedicated to the principle that people into leather are normal, happy and healthy, and that we teach each other the truth of that principle. We produce a large annual convention (the Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend) in Cleveland, Ohio every year, and several smaller CLAW Nation events around the country throughout the year.


The Leather Archives & Museum will be unveiling a new exhibit at CLAW 2018 entitled The LA&M Virtual Docent an interactive video exhibit highlighting exhibits, collections, and interviews from the Leather Archives & Museum. This exhibit made possible by a generous  grant from CLAW.

Join us on the road at Mid Atlantic Leather

January 12th - 14th 2018


Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend is a three-day long party and event with participants that now number in the thousands. The heart of the weekend is the historic leather formal Saturday evening cocktail social, Leather Cocktails. Leather Cocktails is the weekend lynchpin gathering from which all other weekend events evolved. The Weekend also includes official events organized by weekend hosts, Centaur MC, that include a bustling Leather Exhibit Hall; Sunday brunch; Mr. MAL Contest and the official Sunday night closing party. In addition, Weekend hosts provide hotel space for what has evolved into a huge leather-loving community and affinity annual reunion.

Tom of Finland Movie

January 5th - 18th 2018


Join the Leather Archives & Museum at the Chicago Premier of the Tom of Finland movie at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. And join the LA&M at Touché Chicago for an opening party Friday January 5th with raffles for free tickets, posters, art prints and more. Also join LA&M Director of Operations Jeffrey Storer for a panel discussion hosted by Windy City Times opening weekend.