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Fall Art Shows: from Bloomington to Paris

This fall, Kinsey Institute art has been showcased in Indianapolis and France, as well as in our own gallery spaces.

Masculine / Masculine: The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day
Extended to January 12, 2014

George Platt Lynes work from the Kinsey Institute Collections on loan to exhibit at Musee d'Orsay in Paris
George Platt Lynes.
Male dancers in “Orpheus” ballet with choreography by George
Balanchine, 1950; Gelatin silver print.
Copyright © Estate of George Platt Lynes.

Showing at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris
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There's still time to see the George Platt Lynes photographs from the Kinsey Institute Collections included in this show at Musée d'Orsay in Paris: the original dates have been extended due to extraordinary attendance.

The exhibit includes 5 photographs from the Kinsey Institute Collections.


In the Kinsey Galleries: Past/Present and La Vida Sexual
September 6, 2013 -January 15, 2014

Hand-colored postcard circa 1920 of naked woman juxtaposed with 1998 photograph of naked man
Left: Hand-colored postcard from an unknown French photographer, c. 1920.
Right: Laura Abel, Untitled #37 A.K.A. Wolfgang, 1998.

Past/Present brings together older artworks from the collection and recent acquisitions to explore the connection between the work of contemporary artists and artwork and imagery from past eras. The exhibit is a contribution to the Fall 2013 Themester: “Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World."

In conjunction with Past/Present and Fall 2013 Themester, photographer Barbara Nitke spoke at Indiana University on October 10th.

Colorful poster from La Vida Sexual art exhibit

La Vida Sexual presents artwork from Latin America or produced by artists originally from Latin American countries.  Included in this show are drawings and watercolors by Cuban-born artist Emilio Sanchez and works by Argentinian artists Leonor Fini and Leandro Natale, as well as a selection of Spanish language publications from the Kinsey Institute Library.

This exhibition is offered in celebration of the 40th anniversary of La Casa, the Latino Cultural Center at Indiana University. 

In conjuntion with the exhibit, IU professor Anke Birkenmaier spoke on October 2nd on “Emilio Sanchez’s Visions of Light: Caribbean Architecture Reimagined” at the Indiana University Art Museum.

Touchy Subjects:
Art, Sex and Humor: Selections from the Kinsey Institute

September 27, 2013 – November 24, 2013

Art exhibit at IAC

Showing at the Indianapolis Art Center, Marilyn K. Glick School of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Co-curated by the Indianapolis Art Center’s Exhibitions Department and Catherine Johnson-Roehr, Curator of Art, Artifacts, and Photographs at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, and hosted by the Indianapolis Art Center, Art, Sex, and Humor examines the role of these issues in today’s society. Featuring work curated directly from the Kinsey Institute’s collection, this dynamic exhibit challenges the viewer’s personal perceptions on what motivates artists to accept and embrace sex and humor in their work and to acknowledge the validity of risky subject matter in personal expression.

This show is part of the annual Spirit and Place Festival in Indianapolis taking place in November. On Wednesday, November 6, Kinsey Institute Curator Catherine Johnson-Roehr spoke and offered a guided tour of the exhibit.



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