Selected Artwork from the Kinsey Institute Collection
August 12-October 16, 2016
Opening Reception: August 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Curated by Blaise Cronin, Rudy Professor Emeritus of Information Science; Rebecca Fasman; Garry Milius; and Besty Stirrat, Director, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University Bloomington
Private Eyes: Selected Artwork from the Kinsey Institute Collection explores the unique characteristics of homemade erotic artifacts. The 16 one-of-a-kind items on display include drawings, paintings, prints, carved figures, and fabric crafts from the Kinsey Institute’s permanent collection of art. These artworks, spanning the naively playful to the transgressive, were intended for private consumption and created with specific individuals in mind. To date, these materials have received scant scholarly or sociological attention.
The Kinsey Institute is a research institute at Indiana University devoted to the study of human sexuality. The unique research collections include over 500,000 library and archival materials, art and artifacts, and film and photography representing more than 2,000 years of human history and experience.