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THE MIKE KELLEY MOBILE HOMESTEAD: Tom of Finland Day
TUESDAY MAY 8, 11AM–8PM at the Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)
Touko Valio Laaksonen (Tom of Finland) was born on May 8, 1920 in Kaarina, southwest Finland. Join us as we say Hyvää syntymäpäivää, Tom! There might be cake. #TomOfFinlandDay
5:30PM – Tom of Finland birthday cake and singing
6:30PM – Talk with Tom Cho
7:00PM – Screening of Daddy and the Muscle Academy
DADDY AND THE MUSCLE ACADEMY (1991) is the only film ever made with Tom of Finland. The film features Tom telling his life story in his own words and interviews with his subjects.
A Toronto-based writer and editor, Tom Cho is the author of the collection of fictions Look Who’s Morphing, originally published in his birth country of Australia and later released in 2014 by Arsenal Pulp Press for North America. Tom also has fiction pieces published in magazines and anthologies such as The Best Australian Stories series, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, and many others. Tom stayed at TOM House for a few days in February 2014, an experience he wrote about for Canadian newspaper the National Post. He then lived at TOM House for two further months later that year. He is currently writing a novel about the meaning of life.
This exhibition and associated public programs deal with mature themes. Adults visiting with youth must preview before entering exhibition or program.