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Love & War

New Exhibition in The Kinsey Institute Gallery

Mathilde Hérouard, France.
Woman posing with helmet, canteen, and flags of Allied nations, c.1917.
Printed postcard.

This exhibition, drawn entirely from The Kinsey Institute’s art and library collections, features visual material from the American Civil War to the present day. Highlighted in Love & War are popular items from the WWII era collected by Dr. Alfred Kinsey and his colleagues during their research travels across the U.S. in the mid-20th century, collecting a variety of research material as well as data for their study of human sexual behavior.

Anonymous photographer
Sailor with tattoos, mid- 20th century
Gelatin silver print.
Anonymous artist.
That’s a mighty handy little gadget you have there, sailor, mid-1940s.
Printed cartoon on card.

Items in the exhibition include cartoons, propaganda leaflets, postcards, photographs, magazines, pin-up calendars, drawings, prints, and a variety of novelty objects are featured, as well as a selection of contemporary images by Garrie Maguire, Len Prince, Herbert Ascherman, and Karen Baldner whose work addresses war in the modern age.

Len Prince, United States.
Patrick and Roger; undated; Gelatin silver print.
Copyright © Len Prince.
EMK, United States; Well—what the hell are you staring at?, mid-1940s; Ink, colored pencil.

The Kinsey Institute Gallery is open 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm weekdays or by appointment. Admission is free.

Due to adult content, visitors should be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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George Platt Lynes (1907-1955), United States.
W.E.I. Bigelow, Dora Harrison and Jonathan Tichenor, c.1943; Gelatin silver print.
Copyright © Estate of George Platt Lynes.


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