Dr. Paul Gebhard, 1917-2015

Paul Gebhard, former Kinsey Director and last original member of the Kinsey team, died on July 9, just after his 98th birthday.  Paul regaled us with stories on his annual visits to the institute.  His mind was sharp and he managed to live independently til the end.


Is the Romantic Kiss a human universal?

Dr. Justin Garcia and co-authors found less than half of cultures surveyed participate in romantic–sexual kissing. The more socially complex the culture, the higher frequency of kissing. Am.Anthropologist, July, 2015

Please note: Due to renovation construction, the Kinsey Institute will be closed to gallery & tour visitors from August 1-September 10, 2015. The Library remains open.

In the Gallery

Hold That Pose explores the mass production of erotic images after the invention of the camera in the early 19th century. Ends July 31

Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015 Opens May 15th


Secret Impressions presents a selection of lithographs, engravings, etchings and woodblock prints from the mid-19th century and earlier. Ending July 31.

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