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Undress Me: A Peek at 19th and 20th Century Undergarments - September 19 - December 23

Undress Me 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 at Indiana University.

There will be a joint reception with The Taste of Seduction on September 19th.

At right: Woman in undergarment, c.1920, by Anonymous photographer, France. Photograph in postcard format.

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 traditionof linking the enjoyment of food and drink with sex and arousal. 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.

The Taste of Seduction is offered in conjunction with IU Themester 2014: Eat, Drink, Think.

Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute - October 10 - November 22, 2014

Appearing in the Grunwald Gallery, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University.

The photographs in this exhibition are a result of a 2011 donation from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Read more about the donation here »

There will be an opening reception on Friday, October 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

At right: Embrace, 1982,© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.
Vaginal Erogeneity and Female Orgasm: The Sexological Studies of Helí Alzate - Tuesday, November 18, 4pm, Kinsey Conference Room

Dr. Bernardo Useche Aldana is the Director of the Biomedical Research Center and Professor of Psychology at the School of Health Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, Columbia. He has lectured in the United States and Columbia on issues of public health, policy, and human rights, and has written on adolescent sexuality and on HIV/AIDS treatment in Columbia.

Alternate Endings: Original Video Program for A Day With(out) Art - Monday, December 1, 4pm, Woodburn Hall 100

Presented on the 25th Anniversary of A Day With(out) Art. Free admission.

In addition to seven short videos, there will be presentations by Doug Bauder, GLBTSSS Office Coordinator, and a representative from Positive Link.

Sponsored by The Kinsey Institute, GLBT Student Support Services Office, Health & Wellness Education at the IU Health Center, and Positive Link.

You can read more about Alternate Endings on the VisualAIDS website.


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