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Creative Minds - April 11 - September 12, 2014
John Money, 1970, from his doodle series.

Creative Minds features work produced by artists whose primary professions are as sex researchers, physicians, or scientists. This exhibition in the main gallery features drawings, glass art, photographs, sculpture and video by Robert Latou Dickinson, Rachel Liebert, John Money, Jeffrey Rothenberg, Andreas Schneider, Jill Bolte Taylor, David Teplica, Leonore Tiefer, Michael P. Wenzler, and Martin Weinberg.

Opening reception: Friday, April 11, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall. The reception is free, and refreshments will be provided.

Artistic Types: Text in Visual Art - April 11 - September 12, 2014
@ James Murray.

On display in the Corridor Gallery is Artistic Types: Text in Visual Art. This show offers a selection of artworks in which words or the alphabet play a significant role in the composition.

The exhibition features a wide range of media, from vintage photographs to contemporary pieces by Herbert Ascherman, Michael Bennett, Filiz Cicek, Gatis Cirulis, John Gutoskey, Joe De Hoyos, Linda Hesh, Paul McCormick, James Murray, and Mark Addison Smith.

Opening reception: Friday, April 11, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall. The reception is free, and refreshments will be provided.

Undress Me: A Peek at 19th and 20th Century Undergarments - September 19 - December 23

Undress Me presents a selection of vintage photographs of women in lingerie from the Kinsey Institute art collection paired with corsets, slips, brassieres, and other articles of clothing on loan from the Sage Collection at Indiana University.

There will be a joint reception with The Taste of Seduction on September 19th.

At right: Woman in undergarment, c.1920, by Anonymous photographer, France. Photograph in postcard format.

To learn more about the Sage Collection at Indiana University, go to:

The Taste of Seduction: Arousing Desire with Edible Aphrodisiacs - September 19, 4:30-7:00 pm

Join us for an interactive event at the opening of The Taste of Seduction. Gallery guests will have the opportunity to sample a wide range of foods and beverages which are considered to be aphrodisiacs in literature, culture, science and myth.

The Taste of Seduction - September 19 - December 23
Maureen Kaveney; Rosemary & Apples, A Study in Aphrodisiacs, 2012; Color photograph

The Taste of Seduction examines the rich traditionof linking the enjoyment of food and drink with sex and arousal. This exhibit will include approximately fifty artworks, artifacts, and print materials from The Kinsey Institute’s research collections that relate to the consumption of food and drink and its association with sexual desire, romantic love and seduction. 

Featured artists will include Patti Beadles, Lynn Bianchi, Gili Chen, Debranne Cingari, David Deaubrey, Anthony Droege, Beryl Fine, Gene Greger, Bill Haigwood, Naomi Harris, Danielle Kaltz, Maureen Kaveney, Flounder Lee, R. Leftwick, Henri Monnier, April Renae, Mark Sawrie, Sam Steward, and Marie Weichman.

The Taste of Seduction is offered in conjunction with IU Themester 2014: Eat, Drink, Think.

Robert Mapplethorpe, Sam Wagstaff and the Gay Sensibility - October 10, 5:00 pm

A lecture by Philip Gefter, in conjunction with the opening reception of Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute at the Grunwald Gallery.

Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute - October 10 - November 22, 2014

Appearing in the Grunwald Gallery, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, October 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

At right: Embrace, 1982, Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Courtesy of The Kinsey Institute®.


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