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Classic Kink (Part II)

Richard Vertucci, 1965, Kris Studios Chicago, Chuck Renslow Photographer. Courtesy of the Leather Archives & Museum.

This two-part program explores classicism in relation to the history of LGBTQ communities.

Taking as its jumping-off point three nineteenth-century photographs of suggestively posed young men amid Roman ruins, Part I (May 4) takes place at the Smart Museum and explores the use of photography in secretly creating LGBTQ communities. Part II (May 11) features a tour of the Leather Archives & Museum—which preserves the history and culture of fetish, kink, and leather communities in Chicago—and a discussion of the history and future of Chicago’s active LGBTQ community.

FREE, but space is limited. Please register in advance. 

Presented in collaboration with the Leather Archives & Museum. Support for this program has been provided by UChicago Arts Grants

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Image: Richard Vertucci, Kris Studios Chicago, February 13, 1965. Courtesy of the Leather Archives & Museum.

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