Museum showcases fine art, photographs and artifacts related to the history and culture of leather, kink, fetish and BDSM
About This Deal
- Museum archives the leather subculture and BDSM history through a variety of exhibits including The Guest Artist Gallery as well as photographs, artefacts, and other memorabilia.
- Must be 18 or older
About the Rogers Park Business Alliance
The Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) promotes the North Side neighborhood’s small businesses and proudly represents its diverse group of residents. In 2018 alone, RPBA was responsible for organizing more than 150 events, investing more than $300,000 in local businesses, and cleaning up the area by picking up 52,000 pounds of litter. Rogers Park boasts some of the city’s top restaurants, the main campus of Loyola University Chicago, and a gorgeous stretch of lakefront. People throughout Chicagoland visit the neighborhood every Sunday from June through October for the Glenwood Sunday Market, featuring regional farmers, bakers, and other producers with a focus on sustainable and organic practices.
About Leather Archives & Museum
Leather Archives & Museum is a unique gallery and research collection dedicated to the preservation of the history and culture of leather, kink, BDSM, and fetish. Founded by Chuck Renslow and Tony DeBlase in 1991, this institution aims to archive art and artifacts available for study, research or casual enjoyment. Visitors over 18 can enjoy browsing through the library and museum to learn more about these sub-cultures.
- Size: The museum covers an area of 10,000 sq. ft. divided between two floors and eight exhibition galleries.
- Permanent Mainstay: The spectacular collection of original erotic art by Dom "Etienne" Orejudos.
- Don't Miss: The display of colors—patches worn on the back of leather vests—from numerous motorcycle clubs.