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Visiting the Gallery
Visitors may view the gallery during gallery hours without an appointment. To schedule a visit at another time during our regular open hours (8:00 am to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 pm Monday- Friday), please call 812-855-7686. Please note that the gallery is closed for all major and federal holidays.

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

Now Showing
Creative Minds
April 11 - September 12, 2014
John Money doodle

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.

Image: John Money, 1970, from his doodle series.

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, Heather Ault, Michael Bennett, Filiz Cicek, Gatis Cirulis, David Deaubrey, Joe De Hoyos, John Gutoskey, Linda Hesh, Tom Hill,
Steven Driscoll Hixson, Paul McCormick, James Murray, elin o’Hara, slavick and Mark Addison Smith.

Upcoming Exhibitions
Undress Me: A Peek at 19th and 20th Century Undergarments
September 19 - December 23
Anonymous photographer, France
Woman in undergarment, c.1920
Photograph in postcard format

This exhibit 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

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

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 tradition of linking the enjoyment of food and drink with sex and arousal, through works of art and cultural artifacts in the Kinsey Institute collections.. 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.

Offered in conjunction with IU Themester 2014: Eat, Drink, Think.

Opening Event: September 19th from 4:30-7:00. The Taste of Seduction: Arousing Desire with Edible Aphrodisiacs, an interactive event allowing visitors to taste and explore foods and non-alcoholic beverages associated with passion, romance, and stimulation.

Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute
October 10 - November 22, 2014
Grunwald Gallery, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University
John Money doodle
Embrace, 1982, Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Courtesy of The Kinsey Institute®

Opening reception on Friday, October 10 from 6:00 to 8:00.

The photographs in this exhibition are the result of a 2011 donation from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

Philip Gefter will speak just before the opening on October 10th on “Robert Mapplethorpe, Sam Wagstaff and the Gay Sensibility." (see Gefter's NYTimes article, "The Man Who Made Mapplethorpe.")

Gefter's book, Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe,will be published in November.

In an adjoining gallery, visit Beyond Mapplethorpe: Selections from The Kinsey Institute. 
This show presents work by other 20th-century fine art photographers who also focused on the human body.


Other Exhibitions Featuring The Kinsey Institute Collection
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.

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Contact the curator, Catherine Johnson-Roehr.

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