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Please note: Due to construction, the Kinsey Institute will be closed to gallery & tour visitors from August 1-September 10, 2015.

For Love Or Money - September 11, 2015 - February 12, 2016

In Fall 2015, the Kinsey Institute Gallery will feature the art exhibition For Love or Money as its contribution to the IU Themester. This year the theme is @Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet. Our exhibition will include at least sixty artworks, artifacts, and print items from the Institute’s research collections that depict individuals involved in sex-related professions, such as prostitution, burlesque performance, exotic dancing, adult film production, nude and erotic modeling, peep shows, female impersonation, and drag performance.

The show will feature work by contemporary artists Barbara Nitke, Michael Rosen, Annie Sprinkle, Michael Grecco, Dave Levingston, Cammie Toloui, Len Prince, Herbert Ascherman, and Daniel Teoli, as well as vintage artworks, photographs, books and magazines. These varied items will offer a broad view of these professions, beyond the stereotype of sex-related work as purely victimization. These professions may be out of the mainstream, but they are a significant part of the American economy and culture.

Related events include a public lecture on September 11th by sex educator Annie Sprinkle, and lectures by IU Professor Martin Weinberg and IU Adjunct Professor Dr. Stepanka Korytova (dates TBA).

Sex Educator & Ecosexual Activist Annie Sprinkle - September 11, 4:00-5:00pm, Location TBA

We are pleased to announce a public lecture by Annie Sprinkle, a well-known sex educator who has a varied employment history, having worked as a prostitute, feminist stripper, adult film actress, cable television host, adult magazine editor, writer, photographer, and sex film producer.

She has a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts and a doctorate in human sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. She now works as a performance artist and sex educator, and often visits college campuses to speak about her life and career, as well as her current work as an ecosexual activist.

Her talk will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 pm (room TBD) on Friday, September 11. The lecture is free.

In addition, she will be interviewed by IU assistant professor Debby Herbenick at the Bloomington Sex Salon on Thursday, September 10 at the Bishop at 8:00 pm.


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