Leather Archives & Museum

Leather Archives & Museum Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) is a library, museum and archive located on the North Side of Chicag
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All s*xual orientations and genders are included, and the scope is worldwide! The library houses twelve thousand books and fourteen thousand magazines, plus scholarly publications, films and electronic resources. As for the museum collection, it's full of original erotic art and artifacts from alternative s*x organizations and individuals. The archives (viewable by appointment) contain unpublished papers and records from notable B**M activists, artists, businesses and organizations.

Join us Tuesday night to practice your drawing skills. You can participate online or in person. Register and pay online ...
01/09/2024

Join us Tuesday night to practice your drawing skills. You can participate online or in person. Register and pay online at leatherarchives.org.

Thank you to our great friends at Gear Leather Company in Palm Springs for their generous support to preserve leather, k...
01/09/2024

Thank you to our great friends at Gear Leather Company in Palm Springs for their generous support to preserve leather, kink and fe**sh history. Check them out online at https://www.gearleather.com/

Join us Sunday for our first Kink Klass of 2024. This year’s workshops are sponsored by our friends at Leather 64Ten. Al...
01/05/2024

Join us Sunday for our first Kink Klass of 2024. This year’s workshops are sponsored by our friends at Leather 64Ten. All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a free gift from Leather64TEN, so don’t miss out on the fun! Join Leather Redux, Rhea and Jocifer for a fun and educational time together, Sunday, January 7th, at 3pm.program open to everyone ages 18 and over.

It’s the final 3 days of our holiday clearance sale! Save an additional 30% off all holiday and clearance merchandise th...
01/04/2024

It’s the final 3 days of our holiday clearance sale! Save an additional 30% off all holiday and clearance merchandise through January 7th. Visit shopleatherarchives.com and use coupon code 2023Clearance at checkout!

We’ve got some great programs coming up in January. Join us! Details at leatherarchives.org
01/03/2024

We’ve got some great programs coming up in January. Join us! Details at leatherarchives.org

Don’t miss the last Gear Night of the year! Friday, December 29th, 6-9pm. Wear whatever makes you feel s*xy….coat check ...
12/27/2023

Don’t miss the last Gear Night of the year! Friday, December 29th, 6-9pm. Wear whatever makes you feel s*xy….coat check available. Sweet treats, music and friends. Kick off the holiday weekend with us! Everyone ages 18 and over is welcome.

Are you a Chicago fe**sh ehthusiast? Know one? We have the perfect last-minute holiday gift that screams “NO WAY, I SWEA...
12/18/2023

Are you a Chicago fe**sh ehthusiast? Know one? We have the perfect last-minute holiday gift that screams “NO WAY, I SWEAR I PLANNED AHEAD WITH THIS THOUGHTFUL GIFT!” A season pass to the 2024 Fe**sh Folm Seties at LA&M. We have 14 incredible and sensual films coming to Chicago and a season pass is a great deal. $100 gets you intol all 14 films. Just $80 if you’re an LA&M member!
Go to https://leatherarchives.org/events/2024-fe**sh-film-forum to see the films and get tickets today!

The final Gear Noght of 2-23…..December 29th, 6-9pm. Get your new year’s weekend off to a big start! Free admission, foo...
12/18/2023

The final Gear Noght of 2-23…..December 29th, 6-9pm. Get your new year’s weekend off to a big start!
Free admission, food, drink, music, fun….18 and over.

We are thrilled and honored to be the recipient of a $50,000 grant from Ruth Foundation for the Arts in support of our w...
12/12/2023

We are thrilled and honored to be the recipient of a $50,000 grant from Ruth Foundation for the Arts in support of our work to collect, preserve and exhibit the art, history and culture of leather, kink, B**M and fe**sh. This level of giving is truly transformational for smaller organizations like LA&M, and help us to truly re-imagine how we can best engage with our communities. Thank you!

12/11/2023

Saturday, December 16 at 7pm, Fe**sh Film Forum continues with a screening of CRISTIANA: DEVIL NUN (1972)! Celebrate the Christmas season with s*x on a plane and a le***an fling at the convent in this nunsploitation stunner!

This screening is co-presented by Corinne Halbert, a psychedelic horror artist obsessed with 1970s cult films and vintage comics. She is also the creator of Acid Nun!

Get your tickets to CRISTIANA: DEVIL NUN here:
https://leatherarchives.org/events/fe**sh-film-forum

Getting our fe**sh vendors set up and ready for you to shop. Doors open at 12:30!
12/10/2023

Getting our fe**sh vendors set up and ready for you to shop. Doors open at 12:30!

Santa is putting some last minute touches on things. We will see you this afternoon for the Holiday Fe**sh Fair! Doors o...
12/10/2023

Santa is putting some last minute touches on things. We will see you this afternoon for the Holiday Fe**sh Fair! Doors open at 12:30. Events begin at 1pm.

Tomorrow! Time to get your photo with Santa. Naughty, nice, no matter! There is room on the lap for everyone. Dec 10, 1p...
12/09/2023

Tomorrow! Time to get your photo with Santa. Naughty, nice, no matter! There is room on the lap for everyone. Dec 10, 1pm (doors open at 12:30pm)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year……the Holiday Fe**sh Fair! Sunday December 10th will be a day to reckon with. Th...
12/04/2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year……the Holiday Fe**sh Fair! Sunday December 10th will be a day to reckon with. The Chicago book launch for the new work, The Bars Are Ours with author Lucas Hilderbrand starts us off at 1pm. We’ve got an amazing exhibit, Distance is Not Material, opening at 2pm. Your favorite fe**sh vendors are here for some holiday shopping fun. And of course Daddy Santa is on hand for your slutty Xmas wishes. Doors open at 12:30 with snacks and drinks! (Fe**sh fair ad art by 1-800-444-URGE)

Sunday (tomorrow) at 3pm, it’s Fistmas! Join us for our next kink education class, with Master Leather Redux.
12/03/2023

Sunday (tomorrow) at 3pm, it’s Fistmas! Join us for our next kink education class, with Master Leather Redux.

Come on down to LA&M tonight to meet 3 of our visiting scholars, and explore the archives. Plus food and drink and time ...
12/02/2023

Come on down to LA&M tonight to meet 3 of our visiting scholars, and explore the archives. Plus food and drink and time to socialize! Saturday, Dec 2, 7-9pm.

What an incredible night! Thanks to everyone who came out for the opening reception tonight. The new installation looks ...
12/02/2023

What an incredible night! Thanks to everyone who came out for the opening reception tonight. The new installation looks amazing, the guests were sparkling, and the music was over the top perfection. If you didn’t make it, be sure to stop in soon to check it out!

Hope to see you tonight from 6-9pm!
12/01/2023

Hope to see you tonight from 6-9pm!

There are a few hours left in Giving Tuesday. Join us in the preservation of leather and fe**sh history and help meet ou...
11/28/2023

There are a few hours left in Giving Tuesday. Join us in the preservation of leather and fe**sh history and help meet our goal of $15,000…..if we make it, your gift will be doubled thanks to a matching gift from the John Palatinus Fund and Full Kit Gear Chicago.

We are kicking off December with a veritable advent calendar of perverted fun! - December 1st, 6-9pm, opening reception ...
11/28/2023

We are kicking off December with a veritable advent calendar of perverted fun!
- December 1st, 6-9pm, opening reception for artist Gabe Martinez with music by Hard Femme
- December 2nd, 7-9pm, join 3 past visiting scholars for a behind the scenes peak into some of the archives treasures and the ways they are being used in contemporary research
- December 3rd, 3-5pm, Merry Fistmas! with Leather Redux
Each program is free and open to everyone ages 18 and over.

The holidays can be stressful, but some kinky fun can help balance that out! We’ve got some great programs and events co...
11/22/2023

The holidays can be stressful, but some kinky fun can help balance that out! We’ve got some great programs and events coming up over the next few weeks, so come join the fun!

Save 40% off every item, today through Tuesday! Visit shopleatherarchives.com and use coupon code thankful2023 at checko...
11/21/2023

Save 40% off every item, today through Tuesday! Visit shopleatherarchives.com and use coupon code thankful2023 at checkout.

Hard to believe the year is winding down, but here we are!Thanks to a very generous challenge grant from the John Palati...
11/13/2023

Hard to believe the year is winding down, but here we are!

Thanks to a very generous challenge grant from the John Palatinus Trust along with Full Kit Gear Chicago, every dollar we raise through December 31st will be matched up to $15,000. This is your opportunity to double your impact!

You can donate online with a credit card, through Venmo to or by check to 6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60626. And in addition to helping LA&M and seeing your dollars doubled, your contribution is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

To show our gratitude, we have some great "thank you" gifts for you:

-For your gift of $75 and higher, a Friend of LA&M Pin and a blue LA&M drawstring bag
- For your gift of $150 and higher, the above plus a leather pride ceramic mug
- For your gift of $250 and higher, the above plus an LA&M shirt
- For your gift of $500 and higher, the above plus limited edition Etienne print
- For your gift of $1,000 and higher, the above plus a $100 gift card to the LA&M online gift shop

Thank you as always for your generosity. The work to preserve the history of leather, kink, fe**sh and B**M truly never ends, and it wouldn't happen without you!

https://the-leather-archives-and-museum.networkforgood.com/projects/207489-2024-la-m-annual-fund

Tuesday is our next fe**sh figure drawing studio class. Join us online or in person. Details online at leatherarchives.o...
11/08/2023

Tuesday is our next fe**sh figure drawing studio class. Join us online or in person. Details online at leatherarchives.org. 7-9pm central. $10.

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6418 N Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL
60626

Opening Hours

Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Telephone

(773) 761-9200

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