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Taken and the Misrepresentation of Sex Trafficking - November 30, 4:30-6:00pm, Woodburn Hall 005

IU Adjunct Professor Dr. Stepanka Korytova is a migration historian educated in the UK, the United States, and the Czech Republic.

She is the coordinator of the Many Faces of Human Trafficking Working Group has published Global Human Trafficking Bibliography 2000-2010, available on the Global Center website and in the library of The Kinsey Institute, and  has an upcoming article co-written with MWH Director Toby Strout: “Meeting the Needs of Victims of Sex Trafficking: DV Victim Services as Appropriate Providers?” to be published in Domestic Violence Report in November 2015. . Her current research focuses on the intersection of sex trafficking and domestic violence.

This talk is open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Trans Activist Jessica Lynn - November 13, 12-1pm, Kinsey Institute conference room

Jessica Lynn is an advocate and professional speaker for Trans* Rights, and is also the president and founder of Your True Gender, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community on Trans* Issues.

2nd floor conference room at the Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall.

Leonard Matlovich 1975-2015 - October 22, 5:30pm, Lilly Library Lincoln Room

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Leonard Matlovich speaking at IU after becoming the first to purposely out himself to fight the ban on gays in the military, and the 5th anniversary of the ban finally ending with the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT).

The event will feature a presentation on the long history of the ban on homosexuals serving in the US military, a video on Leonard's life and activism, and a reception.

This GLBT History Month event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the IU GLBT Student Support Services, the Kinsey Institute, Outlaw, and IU Veterans Support Services.

Understanding how and why the sex ratio affects social and health patterns with a life history framework - October 16, 3:30 pm, Morrison Hall, 2nd floor Conference Room

A lecture by Dr. Daniel J. Kruger, of the School of Public Health at University of Michigan: Reproductive dynamics are influenced by the relative proportions of potentially reproductive males and females in a population. Patterns following from the Operational Sex Ratio in other species are reflected in human populations. Because the reproductive strategies of men and women are somewhat divergent, market influences of supply and demand on the intensity of mating competition and selectivity for partners produce different outcomes in female biased and male biased populations. Scarce females are more effectively able to secure commitment from partners as well as demand higher levels of resource investment. Male mating opportunities are enhanced by scarcity and incentives for long-term commitment are diminished, encouraging serial and simultaneous polygyny.

This project examines the impact of the sex ratio on multiple aspects of human life history related to social and health outcomes, including youth violence, reproductive and marital dynamics, and birth outcomes. Results demonstrate the power of evolutionary Life History Theory as framework for understanding persistent social and health issues in modern populations and indicate that both female and male scarcity are important risk factors for adverse health outcomes.

For more information, contact Dr. Justin Garcia,

Sex Work on the Streets of San Francisco: The Gendered Structure and Experience of the Work - October 14, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Morrison Hall 007

IU Professor of Sociology Dr. Martin Weinberg will give a public lecture in which he will discuss his experiences as a sex researcher and his extensive research on various forms of sex work.

Dr. Weinberg joined the department in 1968 and for 13 years had a joint appointment as Senior Research Sociologist at the Kinsey Institute. During that time he conducted research on homosexuality and coauthored two books on the subject.

The Kinsey Institute Gallery will be open following the talk to allow visitors to see the “For Love or Money” exhibition.  This show features three photographs by Dr. Weinberg.

Oxytocin and Human Evolution: What's love got to do with it? - September 21, 4pm, Psychology Bldg 101

Oxytocin is a mammalian neuropeptide, until recently described as a “female” hormone with functions limited to reproduction. It is now clear that oxytocin has a broad range of consequences that are critical in both sexes to mammalian development and sociality. Studies in socially monogamous prairie voles have revealed a role for oxytocin - and the related hormone, vasopressin - in several behaviors associated with what humans call “love.” For example, social bonds, biparental behavior and alloparenting are all regulated in part by oxytocin.

Oxytocin played a critical role in the evolution of the human nervous system, allowing birth of an infant with a large cranium through a pelvis adapted for walking upright. Oxytocin is essential for lactation and thus the nurture of offspring, and through effects on the autonomic nervous system, oxytocin supports the oxygen-hungry human cortex. Oxytocin in humans and other mammals regulates physiological and emotional reactivity to stressors, can reduce fear and may increase trust. Oxytocin can facilitate various aspects of health and restoration, perhaps accounting for some of the “healing power of love.” More recently we have discovered a variety of functions for oxytocin in mammalian development. For example, exposure to oxytocin in early life can epigenetically program subsequent social behaviors and its own receptors. In addition, exposure to exogenous oxytocin (Pitocin) can have dose-dependent effects on the development of sociality and peptide receptors with potential lasting consequences, which are only now being recognized. Oxytocin is indeed a hormone of “love,” with functions across the life-span that deserve respect and further study.

Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences as part of the Fall 2015 Colloquium Series.

Sex Educator & Ecosexual Activist Annie Sprinkle - September 11, 4:00-5:00pm, Jordan Hall A100

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 Jordan Hall A100, 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.

Secret Impressions: The Mass Production of Erotica Prior to the Camera - January 23, 2015 - July 31

The Kinsey Institute art and library collections contain thousands of examples of erotic imagery produced over centuries by artists around the world. 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.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 23rd from 5-7 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

Hold That Pose: Erotic Imagery in 19th Century Photography
January 23, 2015 - July 31

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.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 23rd from 5-7 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

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.

Kinsey Institute Open House - 11am-2pm, Saturday, May 16

The Kinsey Institute will host an Open House on Saturday, May 16 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in Morrison Hall Room 313.

Visitors to the Institute can view research notes, selections from the Library, archives, and fine art collections, and view our two current art exhibits in the Kinsey Institute Gallery.

The Juried Art Show 2015 will be open at The Grunwald Gallery of Art a short walk away through the Indiana University campus.

Juried Art Show 2015 Opening Reception - 6-8pm, Friday, May 15 2015, Grunwald Gallery of Art

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015. This exhibition will open Friday, May 15 and continue through Saturday, July 11. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 15 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Grunwald Gallery. A $200 prize will be awarded to the artist whose work is voted "Gallery Visitors' Choice" by visitors during the opening reception.


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.

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:

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.

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.

The Kinsey Legacy: Sex, Science, and Film - November 13, 2014, 3:00pm, IU Cinema

A panel of speakers will discuss the historical impact of Dr. Alfred Kinsey, and his continuing significance in the worlds of science and culture:

  • Julia Heiman, professor of psychological and brain sciences and former director of The Kinsey Institute
  • Judith Allen, Professor of History, and Kinsey Institute Senior Research Fellow
  • Jennifer Bass, Director of Communications, The Kinsey Institute.

The event will begin with a short clip from the documentary about the making of the film Kinsey, then lead into a discussion of The Kinsey Institute – past, present, and future, its significance, and the film. This will cover a wide range of topics relating to the Kinsey Institute and the ongoing cultural concerns of sexual health.

Offered in conjunction with the 10th anniversary screening of the movie, Kinsey, by IU Cinema.

Kinsey - 10th Anniversary Screening - Thursday, November 13, 2014. 7:00pm at the IU Cinema

Liam Neeson stars as Alfred Kinsey, who in 1948 irrevocably changed American culture with his book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. His work sparked one of the most intense cultural debates of the past century—a debate that rages on today.

IU Cinema and The Kinsey Institute present the film in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its release. (35mm. 118 min. Rated R.) The film will be introduced and followed by a short Q&A.

At 3:00 pm, there will be a panel discussion, "The Kinsey Legacy: Sex, Science, and Film", also presented in the IU Cinema.

The events will be taped and an edited version of the discussion will be made available through the KI and IU Cinema webpages.

For Better and Worse: The Transformation of Marriage in American Life - October 30, 5:30pm, 2014 Frangipani Room, IMU

Stephanie Coontz teaches History and Family Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and serves as Director of Research and Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families. She has authored seven books on marriage and family life, including A Strange Stirring: ‘The Feminine Mystique’; American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s; Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage, and The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap.

Stephanie Coontz a frequent guest columnist for the New York Times, and also writes for, the Observer/Guardian, The Times of London, Wall Street Journal, Salon, Slate, and the Washington Post, as well as for academic journals. She has testified about her research before the House Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families in Washington, DC, and appeared on The Colbert Report, MSNBC's "The Cycle," The Today Show, PBS News Hour, Oprah Winfrey, Crossfire, 20/20, CBS This Morning, CSPAN, and the O-Reilly Factor, along with numerous NPR shows. She has received numerous awards and lectures widely on her research. Selected articles and tv appearances can be found at

Robert Mapplethorpe: Pleasure and Pain - October 24, 12:00pm, Grunwald Gallery

On Oct. 24, Andrew Moisey will present the gallery talk "Robert Mapplethorpe: Pleasure and Pain" at noon in the Grunwald Gallery. Moisey is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University.

Robert Mapplethorpe, Sam Wagstaff and the Gay Sensibility - October 10, 5:00pm, FINA 102

A lecture by Philip Gefter, in conjunction with the opening reception of Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute at the Grunwald Gallery.

See Gefter's NYTimes article, "The Man Who Made Mapplethorpe." Gefter's book, Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe, will be published in November.

Quantifying Sex Research and Beyond: Alfred Kinsey and Technologies of Classification - October 3, 2:00pm, Persimmon Room in the Indiana Memorial Union

Before Alfred Kinsey began the research that would become famous as the two-volume Kinsey Reports, he spent 20 years gathering and classifying thousands of gall wasps and edible wild plants, honing his processes of collecting and organizing. These processes are what link the seemingly incongruous study objects across his diverse academic career. Analyzing the linkages among Kinsey's bodies of scholarship, Dr. Drucker illustrates the imoprtance of the history of classification to the history of sex and gender, and of the history of sex and gender to that of classification.

Dr. Donna J. Drucker is a guest professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany. She is a graduate of Indiana University and the author of two books on the history of technology and science, including The Classification of Sex: Alfred Kinsey and the Organization of Knowledge (Pittsburgh, 2014). She is now at work on a new project of nonhormonal contraception.

Join us for an interactive event at the opening of The Taste of Seduction. Gallery guests will have the opportunity to sample a wide range of foods and beverages which are considered to be aphrodisiacs in literature, culture, science and myth.

Creative Minds - April 11 - September 12, 2014
John Money, 1970, from his doodle series.

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. The reception is free, and refreshments will be provided.

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, Michael Bennett, Filiz Cicek, Gatis Cirulis, John Gutoskey, Joe De Hoyos, Linda Hesh, Paul McCormick, James Murray, and Mark Addison Smith.

Opening reception: Friday, April 11, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall. The reception is free, and refreshments will be provided.

Kinsey Institute 9th Annual Juried Art Show - May 16 through July 12, 2014

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2014 will take place at the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University.

This internationally known competition gives artists the opportunity to exhibit their work at one of the premiere spaces for contemporary art in the Midwest. Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, videos, sculpture, ceramics, and fiber artworks are submitted by artists from across the country and beyond. The artworks cover a range of themes, including sex, gender, eroticism, reproduction, sexuality, romantic relationships, the politics of sex and gender, the human figure, and sexual health.

The opening reception will take place on Friday, May 16th from 6:00-8:00pm in the Grunwald Gallery of Art. The exhibit and reception are open to the public.

Kinsey Institute Open House - Saturday, May 17th / 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tour the world-renowned Kinsey Institute, learn about its history and current research efforts, and visit the gallery to see artworks from the Institute's permanent collection. The event is free and open to the public. Morrison Hall 313.

Show & Tell with the Juried Art Show Artists - Saturday, May 17th / 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Juried Art Show artists will show and discuss their work. A Question & Answer session will follow. Morrison Hall, 1165 E. 3rd St.

Beauty and the Beast: The Erotic Art of Ian Hornak - January 24 - April 4, 2014

Beauty and the Beast: The Erotic Art of Ian Hornak showcases a major gift of drawings and paintings from the estate of 20th century American artist Ian Hornak. Hornak (1944 - 2002) lived and worked in New York, where he was one of the founding artists of the Photorealist and the Hyperrealist movements. He is now recognized as one of the preeminent representational artists of his generation. Although best known for his landscapes, Hornak’s early work from the late 1960s often focused on the nude figure, at times combining human and animal anatomy.

Opening reception: Friday, January 24, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall. The lecture and reception are free, and refreshments will be provided.

Flora - January 24 - April 4, 2014

Flora presents a selection of photographs, prints, paintings, sculptures and books from the permanent collection that feature plant or landscape imagery. Artists include Grace Benedict, Micah Beree, Jeff Crisman, JD Dragan, Leanne Ellis, Tim Forcade, Laura Hartford, Václav Jirásek, Hugh Jones, Dave Levingston, Carolyn Quan, Jennifer Ray, Janna Stern, Jordan Tate, Arthur Tress, Linda Troeller, and Sam Wang.

Opening reception: Friday, January 24, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall. The reception is free, and refreshments will be provided.

The Life, Work and Legacy of Ian Hornak - CANCELLED
Ian Hornak, New York, c.1968. Photography by John Foote.

In conjunction with the opening of the exhibit, Beauty and the Beast: The Erotic Art of Ian Hornak, Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz (executive director of the Ian Hornak Foundation) will discuss the art and career of Ian Hornak and his association with Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, and other major 20th century artists.

Presented iIn Morrison Hall 007 (ground floor).

Please note this lecture was cancelled due to severe winter weather.

Kinsey Institute Open House - January 25, 11am - 2pm

The Kinsey Institute will have an Open House on Saturday, January 25, 11 to 2, for PRIDE Film Festival attendees (and everyone else who wants to visit!). Visitors can see historical documents and artwork on display.


La Vida Sexual- September 6, 2013 - January 15, 2014

On display in our Corridor Gallery is La Vida Sexual, an exhibition of artwork from Latin America or produced by artists originally from Latin American countries, as well as Spanish-language materials from the Kinsey Institute Library.

At right: Untitled drawing by Emilio Sanchez, undated.

Past/Present- September 6 2013 - January 15, 2014

Past/Present brings together older artworks from the collection and recent acquisitions to explore the connection between the work of contemporary artists and artwork and imagery from past eras. The exhibit is a contribution to the Fall 2013 Themester: “Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World."

Image on left: Hand-colored postcard from an unknown French photographer, c. 1920.
Image on right: Laura Abel, Untitled #37 A.K.A. Wolfgang, 1998.

"Touchy Subjects - Art, Sex and Humor: Selections from the Kinsey Institute"- September 27 - November 24
Niki Grangruth and James Kinser,
Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Co-curated by the Art Center’s Exhibitions Department and Catherine Johnson-Roehr, Curator of Art, Artifacts, and Photographs at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Art, Sex, and Humor examines the role of these issues in today’s society. Featuring work curated directly from the Kinsey Institute’s collection, this dynamic exhibit will challenge the viewer’s personal perceptions on what motivates artists to accept and embrace sex and humor in their work and to acknowledge the validity of risky subject matter in personal expression. On display at the Indianapolis Art Center from September 27 - November 24.

Kinsey Curator Catherine Johnson-Roehr will give a guided tour of the exhibit on Wednesday, November 6, 6-8pm.

"What Do Twins, Hyenas, ADHD, and Sexual Orientation Have in Common?" - October 11, Morrison Hall, noon.

Join us to hear Dr. Dennis McFadden, Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus in Experimental Psychology at the University of Texas. The talk will be presented at noon in The Kinsey Institute conference room, Morrison Hall.

"American Ecstasy: A Photographic Look Behind the Scenes of the Golden Age of Porn" - Oct. 10, Fine Arts Auditorium, 6:00 pm

New York City-based photographer Barbara Nitke, who has challenged the Supreme Court's definition of obscenity, will give a lecture in conjunction with the "Past/Present" exhibit at the Kinsey Institute. Nitke’s work has focused on sexual communities such as BDSM practices and adult film actors on set.

Lust, Romance, Attachment: The Drive to Love and Who We Choose" - October 1, Whittenberger Auditorium, 7:00 pm.

Helen Fisher, Research Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, and Chief Scientific Advisor to, a division of will highlight her research on how people connect romantically, and the importance of scientific research on romantic love and sexuality. One of the most prominent anthropologists today, Dr. Fisher is a frequent expert in various news and media outlets, and has been on the national lecture circuit for three decades discussing the evolution of human sexuality, romantic love, marriage, adultery and divorce, gender differences in the brain and behavior, personality, temperament and mate choice, business personalities, and the future of men and women in business and family life.

Dr. Fisher's talk is presented as part of IU's Fall Themester, and Sexploration 2013, and co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Face Value: Portraits from The Kinsey Institute- April 12 - August 30

Face Value: Portraits from The Kinsey Institute explores the various ways that artists utilize the portrait. This exhibition in the main gallery includes contemporary and vintage photographs, as well as painting, prints, and sculpture.

One of the featured artists, renowned photographer Judy Dater, lectured about her work and career prior to the opening reception. Other artists include Boris Artzybasheff, Herbert Ascherman, Andrey Avinoff, John Bentham, Niki Berg, Niki Grangruth and James Kinser, Michael Grecco, Chas Ray Krider, George Platt Lynes, Kristin Lyseggen, Chloé Meynier, Arnold Newman, Dianora Niccolini, Erwin Olaf, Irving Penn, Pierre et Gilles, Ivan Pinkava, Herb Ritts, Gavin Laurence Rouille, Sarah Sudhoff, Ryudai Takano, J.D. Talasek, Doris Ulmann, Shen Wei, and Joel-Peter Witkin.

Casual Encounters- April 12 - August 30

Casual Encounters, in the institute's Corridor Gallery, takes a look at intimate yet anonymous sexual interactions, as depicted by European and American artists from the 18th century to the present day.

In addition to many anonymous works, the exhibition includes photographs by Evan Baden, Nelson Bakerman, George Booth, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Vincent Cianni, Bill Haigwood, Jennifer Ray, Mark Addison Smith, Pam Spaulding, Cammie Toloui, and VATO, drawings by Marc DeBauch, Michael Miksche, and Christopher Troutman, prints by Paul Cadmus, Dominique Vivant Denon, and Michel Fingesten, and mixed media collages by Robb Stone.

Kinsey Institute 8th Annual Juried Art Show - May 17 through July 13, 2013

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2013 will take place at the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University.

Horizons of Knowledge presents
Judy Dater: Memories & Reminiscences
- Friday, April 12, Fine Arts 015, 4:00 pm
Imogen and Twinka, Yosemite
Judy Dater, Imogen and Twinka, Yosemite, 1974.

Judy Dater is one of the most significant photographers of the modern era, having come to prominence in the 1970s for her revealing and innovative portraits and her images of the human figure. The recipient of numerous photography awards, she has exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally, and her photographs are widely published.

Women and Other Visions, produced with IU alumnus Jack Welpott, is a classic example of a collaborative photographic project and of the concept of the male versus the female gaze. Dater’s portrait of noted photographer Imogen Cunningham and model Twinka Thiebaud has been called “one of the most recognizable images caught by an American photographer.” This photograph is included in Face Value: Portraits from The Kinsey Institute.

Ms Dater's lecture is at 4:00 pm, Fine Arts 015. Reception follows from 5:30 to 7:30 pm In the Kinsey Institute Gallery, with the opening of Face Value.

Sponsored by The Kinsey Institute, IU Art Museum, Center for Integrative Photographic Studies, and Department of Gender Studies.

Rite of Ordinary - Beyond the Photographic Image: An Ethics of Non-Violent Representation and a Social Practice - Wednesday, March 20, 4:00 -5:00 pm

Rita Koehler is a South Bend photographer whose recent project, Rite of Ordinary, features same-gender couples photographed in their homes in northern Indiana. She will be speaking on Wednesday, March 20, from 4:00-5:00pm, in Room 100, Woodburn Hall, Indiana University Bloomington campus.

Following the lecture, audience members will be invited to visit the Kinsey Institute Gallery in Morrison Hall, to see the current show Naked Spaces: Architecture in Art from The Kinsey Institute Collection, which includes two photographs from Koehler’s series.

Naked Spaces: Architecture in Art from the Kinsey Institute Collection - January 18 - April 5 2013
Photograph © Carl Streller.

Drawing on the Kinsey Institute's permanent collections, Naked Spaces investigates the ways artists manipulate architectural representation to communicate ideas about sex, gender, and the erotic. 

Architectural form is used by artists working around the globe--and across time--as an invitation to view, but also as a plea for privacy; architectural space is used a framing device as well as screen. The diversity of artworks included in the exhibition creates an opportunity for viewers to consider the role played by the built environment in the construction of their own private and public identities.

Opening reception: Friday, January 18, 5-7 pm, The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Guest curator Susan Johnson-Roehr, Ph.D., is an architectural historian at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Sex Research and Real Life: Complexity Embraced - February 1, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Kinsey Institute Director Dr. Julia Heiman will speak at the School of Public Health, at IU Bloomington. Room 125, School of Public Health-Bloomington, 11:45 am to 12:45 pm. A reception will follow. The public is welcome to attend.

Kinsey Institute Open House - February 2, 10am - 2pm

In conjunction with the 2013 PRIDE Film Fest, The Kinsey Institute will hold an Open House on Saturday, February 2nd. Visitors can view artwork, research information, and historical documents in the Institute and visit the Naked Spaces exhibit in the gallery.


A Place Aside: Artists and Their Partners - September 28 - December 20
Photograph © Yuhki Touyama.

A Place Aside: Artists and Their Partners opens in the KI Gallery. Since the invention of photography, the camera has been turned towards loved ones to document birthdays, vacations, graduations, and other significant events. For each of the couples included in this exhibition, however, photography is not a method of simply recording events but a means of exploring their partnership through the creation of art. While the photographs serve as documents of a couple’s life together, they also reveal the trust and respect that each partner has for the other.

Opening reception: Friday, September 28, 5-7 pm, The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Guest curator Garrett Hansen will give a talk, Closer: Weston, Callahan, and Cameron Photograph their Partners, on September 28, 12:15-1:00 pm at the IU Art Museum.

Gender Expressions - September 28 - December 20

Gender Expressions uses contemporary photographs, fine art prints, and other materials from the Kinsey Institute collections to illustrate the various ways that people express their gender identity or challenge societal expectations about gender roles. A selection of magazines, books, newspaper clippings, and other materials from the library and archives takes a look at transgender history in the United States.

Artists represented in this exhibition include Mariette Pathy Allen, Jess Anthony, Herbert Ascherman, Mia Beach, Heather Christoffer, Jess T. Dugan, Leonor Fini, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Danielle C. Head, Hans van der Kamp, Vivienne Maricevic, Ohm Phanphiroj, Len Prince, Carson Rader, Sarah Taavola, Cara Lee Wade, Martin Weinberg, Jessica Anthony, Dennis Chamberlin, Michael Grecco, Linda Hesh, and Herb Ritts.

Speaker and activisit Chaz Bono speaks at the IU Auditorium, 8 pm. Part of Fall Themester 2012.

Chaz Bono is an LGBT rights advocate, three time author, speaker and the only child of famed entertainers Sonny and Cher. Bono's decision to come out as a Lesbian in 1995 prompted his public work in support of LGBT rights and social justice. He has written three books including Transition, a candid account of Bono's forty-year struggle to match his gender identity with his physical body and his transformation from female to male.

Sexploration Week at Indiana University - October 1-5
Kinsey Library Book Sale - October 3-5

Come find yourself a sex research treasure! The Kinsey Library Book Sale will take place Wednesday, October 3rd to Friday October 5th. From 9 am to 5 pm daily in the Kinsey Institute Library, Morrison Hall.

View the book sale poster for more information »

Sexuality 2012: Research, Activism, and Social Change - Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 6:30 – 11 p.m.

Join us in Seattle, Washington for an elegant, gourmet dinner and intriguing panel discussion with key leadership from The Kinsey Institute, Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, Pride Foundation, and Tor Project – four influential nonprofits that are transforming the landscape of sexuality, behavioral science, and personal freedom.

This is a unique opportunity to learn what is being done to advance social attitudes and sexual freedom, and how you can be part of transforming our world.

For more information, please visit the Sexuality 2012 event page here »

The Circle of Six: A Presidential Approach to Stopping Sexual Violence BEFORE it Happens - Tuesday, September 25, Noon - 1 pm

Deb Levine, M.A., Executive Director and Founder, Internet Sexuality Information Services, ISIS
Distinguished Alumni Room, IMU

circle of 6 appCircle of 6 is an award-winning mobile app to prevent sexual assault and datingviolence on college campuses. It was developed, and was the winner of the White House and US Health and Human Services Challenge to create, "Apps against Abuse." The iPhone app launched in March 2012 and has been downloaded more than 30,000 times. The Android app was released on September 6th and is available in the Play Store.

Come see a demo and hear about this simple app that you can use on campus to stop violence before it happens.

Ephemeral Ink: Selections of Tattoo Art from The Kinsey Institute Collections - July 9 - September 21
Ephemeral Ink show poster, featuring 'Maryanne, IN' by Jeff Crisman.

Ephemeral Ink features depictions of tattoos and tattooing that provide a glimpse into the evolution of tattooing style and technique over the course of a hundred years. Vintage and contemporary photographs in Ephemeral Ink allow us to see people’s tattoos at particular moments in their lives.

Materials in the exhibition include flash art, images of tattoos by notable artists Les Skuse and Bert Grimm, artwork by Utagawa Kunisada, Alberto Martini, Kirk Richard Smith, and Samuel Steward, and a selection of text materials and ephemera from the Kinsey Institute library. The exhibition was curated by Amy Tims, a historian and librarian who recently graduated from the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science.

Sexuality in Poland - September 5, 4:00 pm

Professor Zbigniew Izdebski, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Sociology and Health Sciences at the University of Zielona Góra will speak in the Kinsey Institute Conference Room, Morrison Hall, 2nd Floor at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, September 5, 2012.

From 2001-2007, Dr. Izdebski conducted a series of research projects related to sexual behavior and attitudes of people in Poland. Like Dr. Alfred Kinsey in 1948, Dr. Izdebski combined the studies and presented the findings in a book, Sexuality of Poles, (Seksualnosc Polaków) published in 2012.

Docent Training At The Kinsey Institute - August 30, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Learn to be a Kinsey Institute 'expert' and help lead tours! Join us 3:00-4:30 pm, Morrison 313.

Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2012 - May 18 - July 21
Masked Figure, by Catherine Kirkpatrick.

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show includes artworks addressing gender issues, sexuality, reproduction, sexual politics, romantic relationships, and the human figure. In 2012, artworks have been selected from among the applicants by a panel of three jurors: Louise Lippincott, Curator of Fine Arts at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Betsy Stirratt, Director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University, and Catherine Johnson-Roehr, Curator of Art, Artifacts and Photographs at The Kinsey Institute.

All works selected by the jurors will be included in The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2012 at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, May 18 to July 21.

An opening reception will take place at the Grunwald Gallery of Art on May 18, from 6 pm - 8 pm. 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.

For more information about the artworks, opening night events, and visiting Bloomington to see the show, visit the Juried Art Show page »

Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze - April 13 - June 29, 2012
Eric with flowers by Laura Hartford.

Man as Object presents works of art that examine the visibility of men and masculinity from female/feminist/transgender perspectives. By surveying the ways men are represented in contemporary art by women, this exhibition opens new dialogues regarding the myriad of ways women view men in today's culture and society. It marks an important development in feminist art, which has long concentrated on images of women meant to challenge stereotypical notions of womanhood. A gallery filled with works depicting men, created by women, actively resists the prevalence of the male gaze in art. This traveling exhibition will be accompanied by artworks by female artists depicting men from the permanent collection of The Kinsey Institute.

Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze was organized by Karen Gutfreund, Priscilla Otani, and Brenda Oelbaum for the Women’s Caucus for Art with Tanya Augsburg, Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University, as Juror. Prior to coming to Bloomington, it was shown at the SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco.

Opening reception, Friday April 13th, 5-7 pm.

Opening night panel discussion, 4-5 pm, Morrison Hall 007 (ground floor).

A Dialog with the Artists on Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze - April 13, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

A panel discussion of the new Kinsey Institute Gallery exhibition, Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze. Presented before the Opening Reception, Friday, April 13th, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Morrison Hall 007 (ground floor).

Love and War - January 20 through April 6, 2012
Two sailors kissing, c.1941-45; Anonymous photographer, U.S.; Gelatin silver print

This timely exhibition, drawn entirely from the Kinsey Institute’s art and library collections, features visual material from the American Civil War to the 21st century. Many of the items represent popular culture in America during World War II, as Alfred Kinsey and his colleagues spent those years traveling around the country collecting a variety of research material as well as data for their study of human sexual behavior. Cartoons, propaganda leaflets, postcards, photographs, magazines, pin-up calendars, drawings, prints, and a variety of novelty objects are featured, as well as a selection of contemporary images by Garrie Maguire, Len Prince, Herbert Ascherman, and other photographers whose work addresses war in the modern age.

Opening reception: Friday, January 20, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, The Kinsey Institute Gallery, Morrison Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

This exhibit will also be open to the public during the Kinsey Institute Open House, Saturday, January 28, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. This public event is offered in conjunction with the 2012 PRIDE Film Festival at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington.

The Kinsey Institute Open House - Saturday, January 28, 11 am - 2 pm

The Kinsey Institute will be open to the public for tours of the Institute and our current gallery show, Love and War, on Saturday, January 28, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. This public event is offered in conjunction with the 2012 PRIDE Film Festival at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington.


The Photographs of Len Prince - October 21 - December 21, 2011

Len Prince is a New York-based photographer who has produced an impressive range of work in a career that spans more than four decades. He excels at portraiture and is especially known for his work with celebrities such as Debbie Harry, Eddie Izzard, and Drew Barrymore. His striking photographs of the nude figure display his skill with composition and lighting.

Prince has recently completed a major body of work titled Self Possessed, for which he collaborated with Jessie Mann, the daughter and model of noted photographer Sally Mann. The Kinsey Institute is fortunate to have received a major gift of more than 225 Len Prince photographs from his long-time patron William Zewadski. This exhibition features a representative selection of prints from this donation.

Opening reception: Friday, October 21, 6:30-8:30 pm, The Kinsey Institute Gallery, Morrison Hall (second floor). This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Artist’s talk by Len Prince: Friday, October 21, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jordan Hall 124.

The Kinsey Short Film Program - October 25, 2011

The Kinsey Short Film Program is a collection of short films drawn from the Kinsey Institute collections and curated by students of Visiting Scholar and Director Monika Treut. Presented at the IU Cinema, time tba, October 25.

The Playful Side of Sex: 10 Curious Lessons from Sex Research - Tuesday, October 4

A talk for IU’s Wellness Week by Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., Kinsey Confidential sex educator and associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at IU. Tuesday October 4, HPER Mobley Auditorium (C100), time tba.

GLSEN Lecture on School Climate - Wednesday, September 28, 6 pm

The Indiana University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services Office, The Kinsey Institute and the Department of Sociology are proud to sponsor a public lecture by Dr. Joseph Kosciw, Senior Director of Research & Strategic Initiatives, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Dr. Joseph Kosciw will be presenting findings from GLSEN’s decade-long National School Climate Survey (1999-2009) that documents LGBT students experience in schools.

September 28, 6 pm, Fine Arts building Room 102

4th Annual Sexploration Week at Indiana University
September 19 - 23
'Gravid Torso' by Tom Stio.

Sexploration Week at IU is a week of fun, interactive, sex-positive experiences for the Indiana University community. Free activities include speakers, mobile health unit, a dating game and more. Click here for full schedule of events (PDF)

Americans and Sex: What They Do, Who They Do it With, and What They Think About It - September 21, 2011 - 3:45 pm

In late 2010, faculty in HPER's Center for Sexual Health Promotion published the first 9 papers from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (NSSHB), a nationally representative probability study of the sexual health behaviors of the U.S. population aged 14 - 94 years. The NSSHB represents the largest study of its kind and is the first such study in close to two decades.

Join a panel of researchers from IU’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion, The Kinsey Institute and the Department of Medicine as they present an overview and selected significant findings. The panel will discuss implications for health promotion programs to address the nation's continuing sexual health epidemics.

In advance of the presentation, all are welcome to visit the study's website, where the special issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine in which the study papers first appeared, can be downloaded:

Wednesday, September 21, 3:45-4:45 pm, HPER Mobley Auditorium (C100). This panel is sponsored by Sexploration Week at IU.

IU Cinema Screens "Film Ist: A Girl and a Gun" (2009) - 6:30 pm, Friday September 2, 2011

Film Ist: A Girl and a Gun (2009), a collage film that includes clips from the Kinsey collection, screens September 2 at 6:30 at the IU Cinema

Storytellers - April 8 - September 2, 2011
Book cover for 'Jet Set Switch'
Book cover
Jet Set Switch published 1966.

Storytellers provides a rare opportunity for gallery visitors to view a wide range of material pulled from The Kinsey Institute’s extensive library collection, with an intriguing selection of pulp fiction paperbacks from the 1960s, illustrated erotic novels, underground comic books, Japanese pillow books, and other narrative texts. Story-driven artworks are also included in the exhibition, ranging from vintage photographs, prints, watercolors, and drawings by anonymous and known artists to a series of Judy Chicago lithographs and other contemporary pieces.

The Kinsey Institute Gallery is open 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm weekdays or by appointment. Admission is free. Due to adult content, visitors should be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

2011 Juried Art Show - May 20 - July 30, 2011

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show includes artworks addressing gender issues, sexuality, reproduction, sexual politics, romantic relationships, and the human figure. The Juried Art Show will be shown at the Indiana University School of Fine Arts Gallery from May 20 to July 30, 2011.

Works included in the 2011 show are being selected by jurors Betsy Stirratt, Director of School of Fine Arts Gallery at Indiana University, Garry Milius, Associate Curator at The Kinsey Institute, and Christopher Bedford Chief Curator of the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University.

An opening reception will take place at the SoFA Gallery on May 20. A cash prize of $300 will be awarded to the artist whose work is voted “Best in Show”. Similarly, a $200 prize will be awarded to the work voted “Gallery Visitors’ Choice” the night of the opening reception.

Kinsey Institute Open House - May 21, 2011, 11am - 2pm

The Kinsey Institute will be having an Open House on Saturday, May 21 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Visitors will be able to view the “Storytellers” exhibition in the Kinsey Institute Gallery.The Kinsey Institute is located in Morrison Hall on the Indiana University Campus. Address and directions »

Modern Day Eunuchs: Triumphs, Tragedies, and Transcendence - Wed, May 11, 2011, 4 - 5:15 pm
Book cover for 'Jet Set Switch'
Dr. Richard Wassersug.

What drives men to choose to be castrated? Dr. Richard Wassersug will present research on voluntary eunuchs, that is, males who desire to be emasculated yet do not wish to be female. He discusses what motivates these men (why, how, and where they get castrated), and the consequences of their castration on personality and social relations.

Richard Wassersug is a Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Dalhousie University. Though the majority of his scientific career has been spent studying amphibians and reptiles, his focus is now on the psychology of androgen deprivation in humans, and the effects of castration on gender identity and sexuality

4:00 - 5:15 pm, Wednesday, May 11 in the 2nd floor Conference Room, Morrison Hall.

As We See Them: Exotic and Erotic Images from Modern Alternative Process Photographers - January 21 through April 1, 2011
'Gravid Torso' by Tom Stio.

Organized by guest curators Herbert Ascherman Jr. and Jeannette Palsa, As We See Them presents the work of eleven artists who are using some of the earliest photographic processes to create contemporary images dealing with sexuality and the human figure. This diverse group of photographers has put aside digital technology to explore the possibilities of these 19th century processes.

Featured works include cyanotypes by Patrick Alt and Charles West, platinum-palladium prints by Herbert Ascherman Jr. and Jeannette Palsa, gum bichromate prints by Laurent Benaïm, photogravures by Constantine Gedal, tintypes by Cynthia Greig, ambrotypes by Ed Ross, daguerreotypes by Charlie Schreiner, and aluminum-types by Mark Sink and Kristen Hatgi.

Lecture - Director Kenneth Anger - 3 pm, February 11, 2011

The Indiana University Cinema is proud to have Dr. Kenneth Anger present during their opening activities on February 11, 2011. Mr. Anger will be presenting a lecture covering his career on Friday, February 11 at 3pm. The lecture will be free and open to the public. He will also conduct a Q&A session following the screening of this two films, Scorpio Rising and Fireworks, provided by The Kinsey Institute Collections. The Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series is made possible through a generous gift from the Ove W Jorgensen Foundation.

The IU Cinema is located in the IU Theatre, at the northwest end of the IU Auditorium building off Jordan St. Click for map.

Film: Scorpio Rising and Fireworks - 7 pm, February 11th
Kenneth Anger poster from IU Cinema

Scorpio Rising (1964; 28 minutes). A true masterpiece of American cinema, Scorpio Rising is perhaps Kenneth Anger's most stylistically and thematically complex film, intertwining a sincere devotion to biker culture with a campy take on various outsider iconographies.

Fireworks (1947; 20 minutes). Kenneth Anger's earliest film Fireworks is also one of the earliest examples of openly gay cinema. By turns comical, introspective, and outright shocking, it remains a vital part of Anger's oeuvre, and one of the most important films of the American independant cinema.

Both films are presented by the IU Cinema in partnership with The Kinsey Institute. Kenneth Anger will be present to introduce his films and answer questions following the screening.

The IU Cinema is located in the IU Theatre, at the northwest end of the IU Auditorium building off Jordan St. Click for map.

Modern Vision, Classic Methods: Lecture by Herbert Ascherman, Jr - Thursday, February 3rd, 5:30-6:30 pm
Photographer Herbert Ascherman, Jr.

Renowned portrait photographer Herbert Ascherman Jr. speaks about guest curating the new Kinsey Gallery show, As We See Them, which features works by contemporary photographers using traditional and alternative photographic processes.

5:30-6:30 pm in Woodburn Hall 101. This lecture is free and open to the public. This talk was originally scheduled for January 21st, and postponed due to adverse weather.


A Decade of Condom Research from the CURT Team - December 1, 4-5 pm, 3rd floor Morrison Hall
'Gravid Torso' by Tom Stio.

The Condom Use Research Team (CURT) is a collaborative research team involving The Kinsey Institute, the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP), and affiliated researchers from Canada and the U.K., which as spent over a decade documenting the problems encountered by people using condoms during sex.

Members of the team will be presenting highlights from the last 10 years of research on World AIDS Day, December 1st, from 4-5 pm in the Kinsey Institute Conference Room, Morrison Hall, Indiana University.

Photo by Wordisberry.

Nature & Nurture: Exploring Human Reproduction from Pregnancy through Early Childhood - September 10 through December 22, 2010
'Gravid Torso' by Tom Stio.

Nature & Nurture is the first exhibition from The Kinsey Institute to highlight its collection of fine art, books, and other materials on the subject of human reproduction. The exhibition uses fine art photographs, paintings, prints, sculptures, and books to illustrate pregnancy, birth, child rearing, development of gender identity, and parent/child relationships.

Opening reception, Friday, September 10, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Kinsey Institute Gallery.

The exhibit and opening reception are open to the public.

Image: Tom Stio; Gravid Torso, 2005; Archival inkjet print; 2006.8.8.

William Hunter's Obstetrical Atlas: The Art and Science of Eighteenth-Century Pregnancy - Monday, November 15, 12 - 1 pm
'The Gravid Uterus' by William Hunter, 1774.

A lecture by Dr. Jennifer Shaw, Visiting Lecturer in Gender Studies. 12 noon – 1 pm. Kinsey Institute Conference Room, Morrison Hall 2nd Floor.

Presented in conjunction with the art exhibition at The Kinsey Institute Gallery, Nature and Nurture. The Gallery will be open for the lecture.

Image: A drawing from William Hunter's The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus Exhibited in Figures (1774).

From Kinsey to Anonymization: Approaches to Preserving the Privacy of Survey Participants - Friday, November 12, 3 - 4 pm, Lindley 102

In 2009, Dr. Raquel Hill of the School of Informatics and Computing, teamed up with Kinsey Institute researchers to test a model for enhancing the privacy and security of participant information in current sex research. (Read more in the Summer 2009 newsletter »)

During this talk, Dr. Hill will present a case study of a Kinsey dataset and discuss the challenges of protecting high dimensional data, and how preserving the privacy of medical related data becomes even more challenging when the data is obtained from longitudinal studies that were designed to create unique profiles of individual participants.

Kinsey Institute Open House - Saturday, November 13, 2010, 12 - 3 pm

In conjunction with the showing of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Bloomington, The Kinsey Institute will be open for special visiting hours from 12 noon - 3 pm on Saturday, November 13th.

Sexploration Week at Indiana University - October 18 - 22
'Gravid Torso' by Tom Stio.

Sexploration Week at IU is a week of fun, interactive, sex-positive experiences for the Indiana University community. Free activities include speakers, films, a Health Fair, HIV testing and more. For a complete schedule of events, visit the IU Sexploration Week 2010 Face book page.

Secret Historian -- The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade - Thursday, October 21, 7 pm. Fine Arts 015
Image by Samuel Steward.

Author Justin Spring's new biography of Samuel Steward has been widely reviewed and acclaimed as a riveting account of the underground world of gay men in the mid-20th century. Justin Spring used the Kinsey Institute library archives to research his book, and he will share his revelations during Sexploration Week.

This Horizons of Knowledge Lecture is presented by The Kinsey Institute, the Indiana University Departments of English and Gender Studies, GLBT Student Support Services, the IU Health Center, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, as part of Sexploration Week at IU.

At right: Image by Samuel Steward.

Pleasure and Plastic Surgery:  Reshaping Gender and Genetics - Monday, October 18th, 4:00 pm, Woodburn Hall 100

Plastic Surgeon and Artist Dr. David Teplica takes us on a visual tour exploring the genetics of the face and the body and asks “What are the social, business and sexual implications of surgical manipulation?” Dr. Teplica is a clinical faculty member at the University of Chicago, Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

This talk is presented as part of Sexploration Week at IU. Co-sponsored by Gender Studies Department.

Read an interview with Dr. Teplica about how gender shapes his work as a photographer and a plastic surgeon »

The Tyranny of Two: Are Love and Non-monogamy Incompatible? - Thursday, October 7th, noon - 1:15 pm

Dr. Curt Bergstrand is the co-author of the research book, Swinging in America: love, sex, and marriage in the 21st century. He is a Professor of Sociology at at Bellermine University in Kentucky.

The Female Body Transformed Through Experience: Personal Truth, Public Controversy - Friday, September 10, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Morrison 007

A lecture by featured artist, Yara Ferreira Clüver. This lecture is given in conjunction with the opening reception for Nature & Nurture: Exploring Human Reproduction from Pregnancy through Early Childhood at the Kinsey Institute Gallery.

Three New Inter-related Concepts:  Twin Anatomy, Surgical Insights into Sex, and Poly-dimensional Sexuality
August 27, 2010

David Teplica, MD, MFA, is a clinical faculty member at the University of Chicago. He will give an overview of the twin studies and present some case studies from his plastic surgical practice that have helped formulate his speculations about the in-born and multi-dimensional nature of human sexuality.

Decades ago Kinsey conceived a ground-breaking linear scale for quantification of sexuality. Dr. Teplica proposes a multi-dimensional extension of the concept that incorporates our expanded knowledge about gender and sexuality-- accounting for genotype, phenotype, gender identity, gender preference, and pleasure preferences.

Held in the Kinsey Institute 2nd Floor Conference Room, Morrison Hall. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

A Collector's Vision - April 9 - September 3, 2010

In 2002, an anonymous American collector generously donated more than six hundred original artworks to The Kinsey Institute. This exhibition features more than 50 pieces from this significant collection, including paintings, prints, and drawings by known and anonymous European artists working in the late eighteenth through mid-twentieth century.

A public reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, April 9, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Image: Édouard Chimot (1880-1959), France; Untitled, mid 20th century; Etching; 2002.16.118. Donated in 2002

Win Prizes in the 2010 ABM Summer Quest Event - June 1 - July 31, 2010

This summer the Alliance of Bloomington Museums is offering its second annual Summer Quest event, to encourage visitation at local museums and galleries. The Quest begins on June 1 and ends July 31, 2010. Participants must visit at least 8 of the 12 museums and correctly answer Quest questions to be eligible for prizes.

The Kinsey Institute is participating in Summer Quest again this year. We have printed maps and information in our reception area.

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: 1933-1945, Traveling Exhibit - February 19 - April 25, 2010

Opening Reception on Monday, February 22, 4-6 pm
Indiana Memorial Union

Between 1933 and 1945, Nazi Germany sought domination over Europe and, in what is now called the Holocaust, the total annihilation of Europe’s Jews. As part of its effort to create a “master Aryan race,” the Nazi government persecuted other groups, including Germany’s homosexual men.

Through reproductions of some 250 historic photographs and documents, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945 examines the rationale, means, and impact of the Nazi regime’s attempt to eradicate homosexuality that left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction is a co-sponsor of this exhibition.

Image: Richard Grune, “Solidarity.” Etching from the file “Passion des XX. Jahrhunderts” [Passion of the 20th Century], 1947.

“Repository” and New Works: A Lecture by Sarah Sudhoff - February 25, 2010

Sarah Sudhoff is a fine art and editorial photographer working in San Antonio, Texas. Following surgery for cervical cancer in 2004, Sudhoff began investigating the effects of the illness on herself and others for a project she titled “Repository”, a series of photographs and videos that presents an unflinching account of the artist and her illness. Sudhoff will be discussing and showing images from this work, as well as her current project, “At the Hour of Our Death”.

Sudhoff’s photographs and video projects have been exhibited internationally and nationally, and her images have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Fortune, Men's Health, Neon and Sudhoff holds an MFA in photography from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, as well as a Bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently on the faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio. To see examples of her work, visit her website:

The lecture will be held Thursday, February 25th, 5:30 to 6:30 pm in Fine Arts 102 (1201 East 7th Street).

Sponsored by The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction for ArtsWeek 2010.


Kinsey and a Half Century of Sex Surveys: Lessons Lost and Found - November 11th, 2009
Dr. John Gagnon, circa 1968. Photo by Bill Dellenbeck, 1968.

Dr. John Gagnon will present a lecture on a new interpretation of Kinsey’s research, at 11:30 am - 12:45 pm in The Kinsey Institute conference, 2nd floor, Morrison Hall.

Dr. Gagnon was a Graduate Assistant at the Institute in the late 1960s, and is now a Professor of Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook. He is well known for developing the concept of 'sexual scripts' with sexologist William S. Simon.

My Unlikely Career as a Sex Researcher: Insights for the Next Generation of Scholars - November 12th, 2009

Dr. Gagnon will also speak on Thursday, November 12, 10:45 am, at the University Club of the IMU, about his experience and insights in a career of sex research. This talk will be targeted to graduate students and junior scholars. This talk is sponsored by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion.

Student Discussion with Dr. John Gagnon - November 9th, 2009

Students are invited to a discussion with John Gagnon on Monday, November 9 at noon at The Kinsey Institute, Conference Room, Morrison Hall 2nd floor. Lunch will be served. Contact Pat Lacy for more information.

Contemporary Constructions of the Vulva: The Representation, Internalization, and Manifestation of Female Genital Aesthetic Ideals - November 3rd, 2009

Vanessa Schick, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion will present a lecture. Held in the Kinsey Institute 2nd Floor Conference Room, from Noon - 1 pm. Please feel free to bring your bagged lunch.

Sex Research LIVE! - October 28, 2009
Poster for Fall Themester 2009: Evolution, Diversity and Change

Join Kinsey Institute researchers and find out about your sexual personality. Be part of the live audience vote on sex questions from recent Kinsey Institute studies. 4:45 - 6:00 pm, Wednesday, October 28th, in Morrison Hall 007.

Kinsey Institute researchers Erick Janssen, Heather Rupp, Stephanie Sanders and Julia Heiman will discuss the how and whys of current sex research, and give audience members an opportunity to respond to selected questions, and to compare themselves to the research findings on various aspects of sexual behavior.

Sex Research LIVE! is part of the Fall 2009 Themester: "Evolution, Diversity and Change." This event is also offered as a part of Sexploration Week at Indiana University.

Because It Feels Good - October 28, 2009

Join Kinsey Confidential's Dr. Debby Herbenick for a discussion about sexual pleasure. 7 pm at Rachel's Café, 303 E. Third St.

Debby is the author of a just-released book called Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction; she is also the Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University. This event is part of Sexploration Week at IU.

Savage Love - October 29, 2009
Sex advice columnist Dan Savage appears October 29th at the IMU.

Dan Savage delivers his unique brand of sex advice in the wildly popular Savage Love, an internationally syndicated column read by millions of people every week. Dan is the author of Savage Love, and a sexuality advocate who answers questions about virginity, orgasms, monogamy, and more.

7 pm, Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union. This appearance is part of Sexploration Week at IU.

Sex and the Revolution -- China in the Sixties - October 7, 2009

Acclaimed Chinese photojournalist Li Zhensheng will come to Indiana University Bloomington Oct. 6-7. He will give a talk, “Sex and the Revolution -- China in the Sixties,” about his own personal experiences with sexual repression during the Cultural Revolution, on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at noon at the University Club, located within the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St.

Li, a photojournalist living in the northern Chinese province of Heilongjiang during the revolution, managed, at great personal risk, to hide and preserve more than 30,000 negatives during the 10-year period of the Cultural Revolution. Claude Cookman, associate professor of journalism, said he is fascinated by Li’s courageous work as an example of how photography and history can intersect. In his own historical research, he look at the historical context and how it brings meaning to the images.

The talk is free and open to all. Li also will meet with students during his visit. His visit is sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center and the School of Journalism, with additional funding provided by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs; the Robert and Avis Burke Lecture Series, Department of the History of Art; the IU Art Museum; and the Department of Communication and Culture.

“Chasing the Erotic Portrait” - September 25th, 2009. 4 - 5 pm.

In conjunction with the opening of the new KI Gallery exhibit, "The Shape of Us," photographer Michele Serchuk presents this guest lecture at 4pm, in Woodburn Hall 120. The lecture and gallery exhibit are free and open to the public.

Michele Serchuk has been shooting her evocative, intensely personal erotic portraiture in New York City for over a decade. She's exhibited at group shows in several North American and European cities, and in solo exhibitions in New York City and Philadelphia. She has led workshops and presented for various groups and leather events across the US and Canada, been interviewed in print, on web casts, radio and cable TV, and assists at all of Midori's Rope Dojo weekend rope bondage intensives.

"Katie @ the Garage, #61," above, is featured in the KI Gallery's exhibit, "The Shape of Us," at the Kinsey Institute Gallery, Morrison Hall.

Michele Serchuk's talk is sponsored by the Michael Rosen Photography lecture series.

Book Sale at The Kinsey Institute - September 24 - 26, 2009
Student looking through boxes of books at the Kinsey Institute Library book sale.

The Kinsey Institute Library is hosting a book sale in conjunction with the opening of The KI Gallery’s exhibition, “The Shape of Us.” Items in the sale include hardbound and paperback fiction and non-fiction books and periodicals. All materials are duplicate or excess copies and were not accessioned into the KI Library. Topics are related to human sexuality as well as some unrelated topics. Cash, check, or charge accepted. Free poster with purchase.

The sale takes place at The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall, 3rd floor on Thursday, September 24 through Saturday, September 26. The gallery opening reception is Friday, September 25 with a guest lecture titled “Chasing the Erotic Portrait” by photographer Michele Serchuk at 4pm, Woodburn Hall 120.

Hours and Location
Thursday 9a-5p Book Sale in Library Reading Room
Friday 9a-7p Book Sale in Library Reading Room
Saturday 11a-2p Book Sale and Gallery Open Hours

The Kinsey Institute is located on the Indiana University campus. Morrison Hall is located north of Memorial Hall between Goodbody and Sycamore Halls at 1165 E. 3rd St. Please take the elevator to the 3rd floor to be directed to the sale or gallery. Direct questions to Shawn C. Wilson at

Association of Bloomington Museums Summer Quest 2009 - June 1 to July 31

Explore the treasures found in Bloomington's museums this summer during the ABM Summer Quest '09! The event kicks off on June 1 and runs through July 31, with a drawing for prizes to be held the first week of August.

Organized by the Alliance of Bloomington Museums (ABM), the Summer Quest is an engaging way for people of all ages to learn about the arts, history, science, world cultures, and nature in an informal environment. Clues and special activities will be available at each of the 12 participating local museums, including the Kinsey Institute Gallery. A "treasures" map and more information about the event and all the museums will be available after June 1 online at

Venue Change: This year's show is being held at SoFA Gallery.

The fourth annual Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show opens on May 29, and will feature more than 100 artworks in a wide range of media created by contemporary artists from across the U.S. and the world. This year the exhibition is moving from the Kinsey Institute Gallery to the Indiana University School of Fine Arts Gallery. With increasing numbers of entries each year, the show has outgrown its original home in Morrison Hall. Located in the heart of the Bloomington campus, the SoFA Gallery provides a more spacious and convenient location for the exhibition. 7 - 9 pm, SoFA Gallery, School of Fine Arts. The show continues through July 31st.
Eros in Asia - New KI Gallery Exhibit - Continues through July 2nd, 2009
Eros in Asia: Erotic Art from Iran to Japan is the first exhibition from The Kinsey Institute to highlight its extensive collection of erotic artwork from across the Asian continent. In the 1940s and 1950s, Dr. Alfred Kinsey actively collected visual materials from around the world, to enable him to study sexual behavior and attitudes in countries such as China, India, Iran, and Japan. You can read more about the exhibit on the Gallery page >>
'May I?' On love and sexuality in a new generation of young people with intellectual disabilities - May 4, 2009
Presented by Charlotta Löfgren-Mårtenson, Senior Lecturer in Health and Society, Malmö University, Sweden. Noon - 1:15 pm, The Kinsey Institute Conference Room, Morrison Hall, 3rd Floor.

Sex-in-Change: Mapping Sexuality and Gender in Contemporary Iran - April 15, 2009
In a country where transexuality is legal and homosexuality is not, how does that shape sexual subjectivities? How do state-codified notions of proper public manhood and womanhood affect sexualities? Based on fieldwork and archival research in Iran in 2006-2007, this talk will seek to understand meanings and practices of transexual and homosexual lives in today's Iran. Presented by Dr. Afsaneh Najmabadi, who teaches History and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. 5 pm, Woodburn Hall 008.

"Pheromonal communication in humans: lessons from mice to men" - March 25, 2009
Presented by Dr. Sachiko Koyama. Dr. Koyama is a post-doctoral fellow and Research Associate in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior where she is collaborating in a behavioral analysis of cowbirds with Prof. Meredith West and Dr. Andrew King. From 12-1 in the Kinsey Institute Conference Room.

"My brain knows that you are not looking at me" - February 18, 2009
Presented by Dr. Aina Puce, who is the Eleanor Cox Riggs Professor, Indiana University, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Director of the Imaging Research Facility at Indiana University. From 12-1 in the Kinsey Institute Conference Room.

"Of Beardless Youths, Courtesans, and Voyeurs: Modern Persian Erotica in the Kinsey Institute" - February 20, 2009
On Friday, February 20th, in conjunction with the opening of the new KI Gallery exhibit "Eros in Asia: Erotic Art from Iran to Japan," Dr. Christiane J. Gruber will give a lecture titled, "Of Beardless Youths, Courtesans, and Voyeurs: Modern Persian Erotica in the Kinsey Institute", at 12:30 pm, Morrison 007, followed by visit to the exhibition. Dr. Gruber is an art historian from Indiana University who has studied the erotic art from Persia/Iran in the Kinsey Institute collection.  
"Pregnancy Prevention in the Context of Pleasure-seeking: Relationships between Contraceptive Use and Women's Sexuality" - February 11, 2009

Presented by Jenny Higgins, Princeton University, Office of Population Research & The Center for Health & Wellbeing. From 12-1 in the Kinsey Institute Conference Room.


Adopt A Work of Art Event - December 6, 2008. 12:00 - 3:00 pm, 3rd Floor, Morrison Hall.
The Kinsey Institute invites you to attend our “Adopt a Work of Art” event where 50 unframed fine works of art will be on display and available for adoption. Visitors will be invited to “adopt” an artwork by making a tax-deductible donation to cover the cost of matting and framing the piece of their choice. We will acknowledge each contribution by placing the donor’s name on a label to be displayed with the piece when it is exhibited.

The artworks that will be on display for this event will be featured in the spring 2009 exhibition in the Kinsey Institute Gallery. The exhibition will feature a selection of Persian, Japanese, Chinese, and Indian artworks from The Kinsey Institute’s permanent collection. Images of artwork available for adoption can be seen here >>

The Kinsey Institute Gift Shop will also be open! Visitors will be welcome to view the gift shop and purchase gifts during the Adopt a Work of Art event. Maps, directions, and parking info available at
'Infinitely variable': Nude and Erotic Photographs by Herbert Ascherman Jr. - August 15 - October 17, 2008
Herbert Ascherman has been working as a fine art photographer for more than forty years, yet the photographs in this exhibition come from a body of personal work previously known to only a small group of friends and collectors. Selected from more than 400 original prints in the Institute’s permanent collection, these photographs represent Ascherman’s four decades of exploring human sexuality in all its fascinating variety.
"Dr. Kinsey's Librarian - Rediscovering a Lesbian Pioneer" - October 15, 2008
In 1948, Jeannette Edward Foster became the first librarian at KI's precursor, the Institute for Sex Research, and contributed to Dr. Kinsey's work on homosexuality. In 1956, she published Sex Variant Women in Literature, a full-length bibliography cataloguing hundreds of female same-sex relationships in literature. The book was controversial at the time, and proved to be a landmark in scholarship into the homosexual experience, and raising awareness of lesbianism generally.

Professor Joanne Passet is the author of a new biography of this fascinating woman - Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeannette Edward Foster. Dr. Passet is a Professor of History at Indiana University East, and has also taught in the School o fLibrary and Information Science and the Women's and Gender Studies Program. She is the author of several books on American women's history and topics in library science.
Friends' Graduate Student Seminar - October 1, 2008
2008 awardees Christopher Fisher, Rose Hartzell, Bradley Lane, Cierra Olivia Thomas-Williams, and Kristal Cain will be presenting their research. 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Kinsey Institute Conference Room, Morrison Hall. To read more about the 2008 awardees of the Friends of the Kinsey Institute Student Research Grants, please visit the Student Research Grant webpage >>
'Infinitely variable': Artist's Talk - September 12, 2008
Photographer Herbert Ascherman Jr. will give a talk about his work and career in photography. 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Morrison 007 (ground floor). The event is free and open to the public.
Kinsey Institute Midsummer Open House and Reception - July 31, 2008, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
The Friends of the Kinsey Institute invite you to a Midsummer Open House to be held at the The Kinsey Institute in Morrison Hall, Indiana University.

The event will include tours of the Institute, a talk from KI Director Dr. Julia Heiman, and the opportunity to meet and chat with Institute researchers and supporters. Food from Lennies and FARMbloomington will be served in the courtyard, accompanied by local beer and wines from the Bloomington Brewing Company and Oliver Winery. For full details, please visit the Midsummer Open House page >>
Juried Art Show 2008 - April 11 - July 25, 2008
The Kinsey Institute is proud to present its third annual Juried Art Show. This show offers artists a rare opportunity to exhibit pieces of erotic art in a professional art competition. This year's multi-media exhibition features nearly 80 works submitted by an international group of contemporary artists exploring themes related to sex, gender, eroticism, reproduction, sexuality, romantic relationships, and the sensual human figure.

Photographer Herbert Ascherman, Kinsey Institute art curator Catherine Johnson-Roehr, and gallery owner Pet Silvia will jury the exhibit.
Sexual Health Research Seminar Series Spring/Winter 2008 - April 24, 2008
12:00 – 1:00 pm Distinguished Alumni Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Dolores Albarracin, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychology, Social-Personality Division, at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present "A Test of Major Assumptions About Behavior Change: A Comprehensive Look at the Effects of HIV Prevention Interventions Since the Beginning of the Epidemic." This lecture is presented by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University.
Sexuality in Modern Chinese History - April 14, 2008
4:00 - 5:30 pm, Walnut Room, Indiana Memorial Union
Susan Mann is professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Davis. Her books include Precious Records: Women in China’s Long Eighteenth Century (1997) and The Talented Women of the Zhang Family (2007). She served as president of the Association of Asian Studies in 1999-2000.

This talk will present some preliminary findings from the author’s research on a book for undergraduates by the same title, which is organized around three themes: family and state, body and person, and modernity and globalization. The talk will explore ways to integrate sexuality into our understanding of historical change in China and ask what we gain in doing so, by focusing on a few selected examples. This talk is jointly sponsored by The East Asian Studies Center, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, and the Department of History.
Graduate Student Grantees Research Panel - April 9, 2008
12:00 - 1:30 pm, The Kinsey Institute Conference Room, Morrison Hall

Please join us for a presentation from four of the 2007-2008 emerging IU scholars who received sexuality research grants from the Friends of The Kinsey Institute: Kathryn Macapagal, Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences; Sonya Satinsky, Dept. of Applied Health Science, HPER; Laura Hamilton, Dept. of Sociology; Laurie Legocki, Dept. of Applied Health Science, HPER. Light refreshments will be served. We will showcase other grantees in the fall.

Find more information on all of our 2007-2008 grantees and their research projects, please visit our Student Grant webpage.

The "Whore," the" Kind-hearted Comforter," and Another Kind of Sex: Men's Images and Fantasies of the Prostitute - April 7, 2008
12:00 - 1:00 pm, The Kinsey Institute Conference Room, Morrison Hall

Kinsey Institute Visiting Scholar Dr. Sven-Axel Månsson directs the research program on Gender, Sexuality and Social Work at the University of Malmo, Sweden. His research addresses prostitution in contemporary and historical contexts, trafficking, and the use of pornography by adolescents.
Women of Pleasure - January 18 - April 4, 2008
Women of Pleasure will examine the depiction of women in 18th and 19th century European erotic art and literature, using paintings, engravings, etchings, photographs, artifacts, books, and other materials from the Institute's collections.
Mariette Pathy Allen Lecture - March 31, 2008
6:00 pm, Ernie Pyle Hall 220, 940 E. 7th St.

New York artist Mariette Pathy Allen is coming to the IU campus to talk about her four decades of work as a fine art photographer. Since 1978 she has been photographing individuals in the transgender community. Her books include Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them and The Gender Frontier, which won the 2004 Lambda Literary Award in the Transgender/Genderqueer category. Her photographs are found in the permanent collections of numerous institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, and The Kinsey Institute. More information about the artist and her work can be found at her website at

Mariette Pathy Allen will be showing her photographs and discussing her career in a public lecture on Monday, March 31 at 6:00 pm, in Ernie Pyle Hall 220 on the Indiana University campus. A reception will follow the lecture. This lecture is sponsored by The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction as part of the Michael Rosen Lecture Series.
Expressive Bodies: Contemporary Art Photography from The Kinsey Institute - February 11 - March 7, 2008
Appearing at the Gallery for Contemporary Art at Indiana University Northwest, Gary IN. An exhibition of selected original prints from the Institute's permanent collection. Expressive Bodies surveys the use of the photographic medium by contemporary artists to express ideas about sexuality and gender, and to explore the visual impact of the human figure. See the KI Gallery page for more information.
The Sorceress, the Servant, and the Stays: Sexuality, Race, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Britain - February 22, 2008
Dana Rabin, Ph.D., a historian from the University of Illinois, will present a lecture in conjunction with the KI gallery exhibit, Women of Pleasure, on Friday, February 22, 2008. The talk will be held at 5:30 pm in Morrison Hall 007. Following the lecture, the curator of the exhibit will give a brief talk in the gallery (2nd floor, Morrison Hall). This event is being offered as part of ArtsWeek 2008.
Expressive Bodies: Contemporary Art Photography from The Kinsey Institute
February 11 - March 7, 2008

IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46408

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Weekends will be open by appointment
Please call: 219-980-6891 for information

IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art is located on the main floor of the Savannah Center.
See the exhibit online »

An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, February 14th from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

Claude Cookman, professor of journalism at Indiana University in Bloomington, will give a slide lecture at 12:30 Central time on Thursday, February 14th, at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. The title of his talk is "Expressive Bodies: Photographic Artists Exploring Human Sexuality". Dr. Cookman co-curated the Expressive Bodies exhibition with Kinsey Institute curator Catherine Johnson-Roehr.

Expressive Bodies: Photographic Artists Exploring Human Sexuality - February 14, 2008
Claude Cookman, professor of journalism at Indiana University in Bloomington, will give a slide lecture at 1:30 Central time on Thursday, February 14th, at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. Dr. Cookman co-curated the Expressive Bodies exhibition with Kinsey Institute curator Catherine Johnson-Roehr. See the IU Northwest Gallery for Contemporary Art website for more information on location.
“Sex Didn’t Start With You!” Erotica Short Films and Cinematic Histories of Queer Desire - January 17, 2008
A special screening of rarely-seen erotic films from The Kinsey Institute archives, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm at the Community and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) at IU's Read Center. The screening will include a discussion facilitated by Sarah Sinwell from IU’s Gender Studies Department. This event is free and open to the public.
iGuy ( - January 8 - 15, 2008
The Kinsey Institute Gallery presents a short-term exhibition by artist Robb Stone. iGuy ( features a collection of photo and text-based collage that explore the erotic world of online social networking. All artworks were made specifically for this show and include actual images from websites such as Manhunt and Craigslist, where gay men can post profiles and look for potential partners. Stone describes his experience of sex in the age of the Internet, raising questions about self-objectification, wish-fulfillment, and the implications for love. The artist will give a short gallery talk at 6:00 pm during the opening reception on Friday, January 11.
Virtual Connections: Sexuality and Relationships Online - January 11, 2008
A panel discussion titled “Virtual Connections: Sexuality and Relationships Online” will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 11, in Morrison Hall 007. Participants will be IU professors Michael Reece (Director, Center for Sexual Health Promotion), Bryant Paul (Department of Telecommunications), and Brian Dodge (Associate Director, Center for Sexual Health Promotion).


Kinsey Confidential - August 27 - December 21, 2007
The Kinsey Institute presents Kinsey Confidential, an exhibition in which commonly asked questions about sexual health and behavior are answered and illustrated using artworks, photographs, objects, and print materials from the Institute’s extensive art and library collections.

Workshop: Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender - November 13, 2007 - 5:30 - 8:30 pm - Yes Theatre, Columbus, IN
KI Associate Director Dr. Stephanie Sanders leads a workshop addressing the question of sexual diversity from a scientific perspective. What makes a person gay or straight? Is there a gay gene? Are hormones involved? Is it how children were raised? How does this all relate to gender? What is a transgender person or a transsexual? Are they gay? How are gays and straights similar and different? Part of the workshop will include group discussions, interactive exercises, and a question and answer period. View PDF flyer »

Expressive Bodies - October 19-November 18, 2007
The exhibit travels to the Herron Gallery in fall 2007.
View the Online Gallery »
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meeting - Indianapolis, November 7 - 11, 2007
The Kinsey Institute serves as local host for the 50th annual meeting of sex researchers. Join us in Indianapolis!


The Juried Erotic Art Show Opening and Reception, Friday, April 14, 5-7pm at The Kinsey Institute Gallery
Photos from the opening reception are available here.


Gender Differences in Sexual Interest Specificity: Results from Viewing Time and Choice Reaction Time Research - Friday, March 4, 2005
Presented by George Gaither, Ph.D, Department of Psychological Science at Ball State University. Bryant Paul, Department of Telecommunications, IUB, was the panel discussant.
Out of Russia: The Art of Chagall, Tchelitchew, and Avinoff - Wed, Feb 16, 5-6:30 pm
An opening reception for the exhibit Out of Russia: The Art of Chagall, Tchelitchew, and Avinoff was held Wednesday, February 16, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Kinsey Institute Gallery in conjunction with ArtsWeek 2005. The exhibit continued through April 11, 2005.


Adopt a Work of Art! - Thursday, December 16th
The Kinsey Institute held its fourth Adopt a Work of Art event on Thursday, December 16th, 2004. Visitors were invited to 'adopt' an artwork by making a donation to cover the cost of framing the piece of their choice. Some of the works that were on display for this event will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Out of Russia: The Art of Chagall, Tchelitchew, and Avinoff.
Methodologies as Windows to Understanding Sexualities - Nov. 30, 2004
Presented by Julia Heiman, Ph.D., Director, Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction Professor of Psychology and Clinical Psychiatry. Part of the Sexual Health Research Seminar Series.
The Kinsey Institute Benefit Reception and Presentation of Kinsey - Sat, Nov 13
On Saturday, November 13, 2004, The Kinsey Institute hosted a benefit reception and screening of Fox Searchlight Pictures' film Kinsey at the Indiana University Auditorium. Special guests included actor Laura Linney, director Bill Condon and Indiana University Chancellor Kenneth Gros Louis.
Friends of Kinsey Institute Spring Event - Saturday, April 3, 2004
Terry Tafoya, Ph.D, guest speaker, spoke on "Power, Politics, and Passion: Cross Cultural Issues of Sexuality."

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