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Juried Art Show 2015 - May 15 - July 11, 2015

The tenth annual Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show will be on exhibit at the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University from My 15-July 11, 2015.

The Juried Art Show features original works in various media including: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, video, sculpture, ceramics, fibers, glass, digital art, and mixed media. This year the jurors looked for artworks that explore ideas or address topics related to the Institute's mission.

For further information, please contact the Grunwald Gallery at (812) 855-8490 or The Grunwald Gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 4:00 pm, closed Sunday and Monday.

Opening reception is Friday, May 15th, 6-8pm at the Grunwald Gallery.

Hold That Pose: Erotic Imagery in 19th Century Photography - January 23 - September 4, 2015

Once photography was invented in the 1830s, it quickly became a popular medium for depictions of the nude figure, as well as erotic imagery.

The first photographic process to become widespread was the daguerreotype, which produced a unique image. With the invention of a process that used a negative to make multiple photographs, the mass production of erotic images became possible.

Hold That Pose features daguerreotypes, tintypes, albumen and gelatin silver prints, stereocards, and other examples of photographic processes that were used in the 19th century by professional photographers to produce and distribute erotic material.

Secret Impressions: The Mass Production of Erotica Prior to the Camera - January 23 - September 4, 2015

Secret Impressions presents a selection of lithographs, engravings, etchings and woodblock prints from the mid-19th century and earlier.

These artworks from France, England, Italy, Germany, Holland, and Japan illustrate the means by which pornographic and erotic images were mass produced before the invention of the camera. Wealthy collectors could commission paintings, but others could purchase prints at a lower cost.


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