New exhibition now open

Antonio Lopez. Mike Haire 1 (1983); watercolor and pencil on paper, 23 in. x 15 in. Courtesy of the estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos.

“Many of the early magazines pretended to be bodybuilding, strength and health journals. Sometimes they were called anatomy guides for artists. However, most of the men bought these magazines because they were gay. It was nearly their only opportunity to see handsome, well-made, virtually naked men. Buying one of these publica­tions required an act of courage, espe­cially if the small-town drugstore owner had known the buyer and his family most of their lives.”
— Curator Robert W. Richards

Don’t miss the only West Coast appearance of Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Walls, a traveling exhibition of 1950s–1990s illustrative erotic art. Now showing in the Front Gallery!

History walking tour July 28

First Ms. Leather video July 29

Zine crafting workshop July 30

Play reading August 1

1960s queer resistance August 4