Leslie Lohman Museum




STROKE: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Walls

Curated by Robert W. Richards


A historical retrospective of sexy and erotic illustrations by artists who made work for the gay male magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s. This exhibition of a forgotten body of work not only explores the male form, but for the first time ever, offers an examination of gay male private life, as experienced through magazines which were available on nearly every street corner in America – but often kept under their mattresses for fear of being discovered.

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Exhibition Tours


3-5 pm every Saturday & Sunday during the exhibition with Robert W. Richards, curator and artist.


Bedtime Stories


Tuesday April 22, 6-9 PM

Guaranteed not to put you to sleep! Hearing these stories, taken directly from the magazine in which they were printed, read aloud by hot men provides an entirely different experience than reading them alone in your room.


Schedule and dates are subject to change. Please check back often for updated information.

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