Beauty and the Beast: The Erotic Art of Ian Hornak
January 24 - April 4, 2014
Beauty and the Beast: The Erotic Art of Ian Hornak showcases a major gift of drawings and paintings from the estate of 20th century American artist Ian Hornak. Hornak (1944 - 2002) lived and worked in New York, where he was one of the founding artists of the Photorealist and the Hyperrealist movements. He is now recognized as one of the preeminent representational artists of his generation. Although best known for his landscapes, Hornak’s early work from the late 1960s often focused on the nude figure, at times combining human and animal anatomy.
Opening reception: Friday, January 24, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall. The lecture and reception are free, and refreshments will be provided.
Lecture: “The Life, Work and Legacy of Ian Hornak”: Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz (executive director of the Ian Hornak Foundation) will discuss the art and career of Ian Hornak and his association with Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, and other major 20th century artists. PLEASE NOTE THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A new date and time will be announced.
January 24 - April 4, 2014
Flora presents a selection of photographs, prints, paintings, sculptures and books from the permanent collection that feature plant or landscape imagery. Artists include Grace Benedict, Micah Beree, Jeff Crisman, JD Dragan, Leanne Ellis, Tim Forcade, Laura Hartford, Václav Jirásek, Hugh Jones, Dave Levingston, Carolyn Quan, Jennifer Ray, Janna Stern, Jordan Tate, Arthur Tress, Linda Troeller, and Sam Wang.
Opening reception: Friday, January 24, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall. The reception is free, and refreshments will be provided.
The Right to Read: Censorship and the Books of Grove Press
February 3 - 28, 2014
The Kinsey Institute is pleased to be included in “The Burroughs Century,” a 5-day festival in Bloomington from February 5 through 9, which will examine and celebrate the legacy of William S. Burroughs, one of the principal figures of the Beat Generation and a ground-breaking American writer and artist.
The Right to Read examines the pivotal role that Grove Press, which published Burroughs’ Naked Lunch and many other controversial books, played in the censorship battles of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The Kinsey Institute Library houses hundreds of books and serials issued by Grove Press, an independent publishing house in New York. Publisher Barney Rosset did not hesitate to challenge long-standing obscenity laws in his quest to bring some of the 19th and 20th century’s most intriguing literature to American readers. In addition to the work of Burroughs, Grove Press was the first to legally publish Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence, as well as the works of Henry Miller, Jean Genet, and anonymous Victorian authors of erotic literature.
9th Annual Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show
May 16 - July 12, 2014
The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show includes artworks addressing gender issues, sexuality, reproduction, sexual politics, romantic relationships, and the human figure.
Visit the Juried Art Show webpage »
These exhibits are hosted by other institutions
The Kinsey Institute currently has no items on exhibit at other institutions.
Some of these exhibitions are available to view online.
The Kinsey Institute Gallery showcases selected pieces from the Institute's extensive collection of art, artifacts, and photography. Past exhibitions include Sex Ed, Out of Russia, and Passionate Creatures.
Contact the curator, Catherine Johnson-Roehr.
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