About the Show

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show premiered in 2006 at the Kinsey Institute Gallery. For the first two years, the emphasis was on erotic art, but beginning in 2008, the parameters of the competition were expanded to include artworks addressing gender issues, sexuality, reproduction, sexual politics, romantic relationships, and the human figure. In 2009, the exhibition, having outgrown the space available in Morrison Hall, was moved to the Indiana University School of Fine Arts Gallery (now known as the Grunwald Gallery of Art).

Artworks from previous juried shows may be viewed by following the links below:

The competition for the Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2014 will be announced in November. Artists will be able to submit their work via an online application on the Kinsey Institute website. You may sign up to receive announcements about our exhibitions and other events as well as our e-newsletter here.


This video of the 2013 opening night reception features interviews with several artists about their works in the show. Running length: 9:03. Video produced by Michael Johnson.



All works selected by the jurors will be included in The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2013 at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, May 17 to July 13, and included in a virtual version of the exhibit on The Kinsey Institute website. An opening reception will take place at the Grunwald Gallery of Art on May 17. A cash prize of $300 will be awarded to the artist whose work is voted “Best in Show”. A $200 prize will be awarded to the work voted “Gallery Visitors’ Choice” on the night of the opening reception, and another $200 prize will be awarded to the piece selected as “Curators’ Choice”.


The Kinsey Institute would like to thank the following individuals for their invaluable assistance with the 2012 juried art competition and exhibition:

Thanks also to the Ryder Magazine and The Word for generously supporting this year's exhibition.