Motor Sportclub Amsterdam (MSA) celebrated it’s 40th anniversary in 2010. Together with the International Gay & Lesbian Archives in Amsterdam, the club has put together an exhibition at the city’s Public Library which gives an overview of not only the club’s history but also that of the Amsterdam leather scene.

From the press release:

Leather in Amsterdam: 40 years MSA – A unique overview of the history of a scene and subculture
October 29, 2010 – January 4, 2011 | IHLIA-plein | 6th floor Public Library Amsterdam

From Friday the 29th of October, IHLIA hosts the exhibition ‘Leather in Amsterdam: 40 years MSA (Motor Sportclub Amsterdam’. The exhibition offers an overview of the history of leather in Amsterdam from the beginning of the first meeting place for gay leathermen in Amsterdam to the 40th anniversary of the club in 2010.

Illustrated with archive material, homo-erotic art and memorabilia from the club’s past, the exhibition offers the visitor a unique overview on the history of a scene and subculture which usually stays hidden from the outside world. Apart from information on the history of leather in Amsterdam and more specifically the history of the motorclub for gay men, ‘Leather in Amsterdam’ features five unique portrayals of club members of different generations who openly tell about their love for leather and leathermen.

Due to its big success the exhibition was extended until January 13, 2011.

Source: Picture taken from the  press release. Video by menne vellinga on Vimeo.

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