Spring has sprung at the Leather Archives & Museum

LAM Membership DriveCHICAGO – As mainstream interest in Leather and SM grows through “50 Shades”, movies and television inclusion, the Leather Archives & Museum continues to bring the rich cultural heritage behind it to life.  Your support has enabled us to offer “Free Day” at the LA&M every Thursday.  This program has been a hit, and we’ve seen increased visitation at the LA&M in 2012.  The Women’s Leather History Project was focused on oral histories in 2012, and your support enabled collections from over 30 leather women to be made available on the LA&M website.  New exhibits at the LA&M and online in 2012 included photographer Richard Yates, Bound – an exhibit about bondage history, equipment and safety, photographer Justice Howard, and the traveling “Art of Drummer” exhibit continued around the country with 2012 shows in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

Would you like to continue your support but are not able to make the entire contribution right now?  Please consider our monthly membership program, where a small donation is made on a monthly basis, which can be discontinued at any time. Information is available at http://www.leatherarchives.org/involved/membership/

Join Author Laura Antoniou for an evening of suspense, intrigue and comedy

Laura will be reading from her latest book, “The Killer Wore Leather,” at the Leather Archives & Museum. Bring your copy for an autograph, or buy one while you’re there!
Thursday, April 04, 2013 8:00 PM –10:00 PM
Leather Archives & Museum 6418 North Greenview Ave. Chicago
Free and open to the public 18+

Who Came First? Metal, Gender, and the Appropriation of the Leather Community

How did the leather community get borrowed, redefined, and appropriated by the metal community, and then turned into a symbol of heterosexual masculinity? Join Dr. Clifford, 2012-13 LA&M Visiting Scholar, in an excavation of metal’s leather roots.
Sunday, April 7, 2013 7:30 PM
Leather Archives & Museum 6418 N Greenview Ave
Free and open to the public 18+