Tom of Finland Foundation has been dedicated to protecting, preserving, and promoting the erotic arts for over three and a half decades.

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28th Apr 2023 - 26th Nov 2023
All Day
"Dreamy - Queer Imaginaries"
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
28th Apr 2023 - 29th Oct 2023
All Day
TOM OF FINLAND "Bold Journey"
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
8th May 2023 - 31st Jul 2023
All Day
OAT MONTIEN "Playroom: Sexhibition"
Pulse CBD, Bangkok
6th Jun 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
"Queer and Art Museums" discussion
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
7th Jun 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Getty and L.A. Pride present: Queering the Lens
Getty Center, Los Angeles CA
8th Jun 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TOM House, Los Angeles California
9th Jun 2023 - 8th Jul 2023
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
MIKE KUCHAR "Big, Bad Boys"
François Ghebaly Hollywood, West Hollywood CA
11th Jun 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tom of Finland Foundation Drawing Session
TOM House, Los Angeles California
17th Jun 2023
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Queer Art Superstar Ball
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
18th Jun 2023
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TOM's Bar 2023
Avalon & Bardot Hollywood, Los Angeles CA

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Get ‘em while they’re hot -     Tom of Finland Foundation is back with the biggest TOM’s Bar in history! Join us Sunday 18th June from 2-10p. TOM's Bar 2023 will be the Foundation’s 30th annual commemoration of the artist Tom of Finland, his life and legacy. The festivities for the rousing Daddy’s Day party for Tom return to our partnering venue, The Avalon & Bardot Hollywood. The theme for the year is “All roads lead to TOM”, a celebration of the idea that Tom of Finland is at the nexus of so many different temporalities and communities. The all-day party will feature TOM’s Men… ... View Article

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Enchanting -     Current Tom of Finland Foundation artist-in-residence Antoni Hervás has been quite busy since arriving from Barcelona. His first… ... View Article
Meet Antoni Hervàs, artist-in-residence -     “My research focuses on how, out of the margins of society we find a way of creating community.”… ... View Article
Out, loud and proud at Kiasma this month -     As we kick off Pride Month, Tom of Finland Foundation highlights some events at the Museum of Contemporary… ... View Article
Florian Hetz | TOM House Exit Interview -     Durk Dehner interviews Winter 2023 artist-in-residence Florian Hetz about time spent at TOM House.   ... View Article
Queen Sir for a day - We will be drawing from a live male model in a variety classical poses and highly graphic depictions of homoerotic… ... View Article

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Portrait of Tom

Tom of Finland is the artist name of Finnish Touko Laaksonen (1920, Kaarina – 1991, Helsinki). He signed his erotic work “Tom”, and when his drawings were first published in 1957, the now world-famous “Tom of Finland” was born. “Touko Laaksonen” was kept for family and colleagues; both friends and fans have always simply called him “Tom”.

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