Fifty years ago Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey and his colleagues at Indiana
University published a book that focused the attention of the world
By the time Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, popularly known
as the Kinsey Report on women, appeared in print in September 1953,
the public had already read a great deal about it--in newspapers
and in popular magazines such as Collier's, Life, Time, Newsweek,
Reader's Digest, Modern Bride, Redbook, and even U.S. News
and World Report.
The anticipation had been building for five years, from the time
of the publication of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in 1948.
August 20, 1953 was K-Day, when magazines and newspapers were first
allowed to run their stories revealing the results of Kinsey's long-term
study of female sexual behavior.
Through magazine covers, news clippings, cartoons, photographs,
and other materials, this exhibition will enable visitors to experience
this pivotal moment in American history.
"Oh! Dr. Kinsey!" runs February 1 through April 30 at
the Monroe County Historical Society Museum in Bloomington, IN.
|Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to
4 pm, and Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm.
The public is invited to attend an opening reception that will
be held at the museum from 2 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, February 1.
For more information on the exhibition and the opening, contact
Dara Eckart at 812-855-7686, or fill the form.