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Undress Me: A Peek at 19th and 20th Century Undergarments - September 19 - December 23
Undress Me presents a selection of vintage photographs of women in lingerie from the Kinsey Institute art collection paired with corsets, slips, brassieres, and other articles of clothing on loan from the Sage Collection at Indiana University.
There will be a joint reception with The Taste of Seduction on September 19th.
At right: Woman in undergarment, c.1920, by Anonymous photographer, France.
Photograph in postcard format.
To learn more about the Sage Collection at Indiana University, go to: http://www.indiana.edu/~sagecoll/?file=_page1.php.
The Taste of Seduction - September 19 - December 23
Rosemary & Apples, A Study in Aphrodisiacs, 2012;
The Taste of Seduction examines the rich traditionof linking the enjoyment of food and drink with sex and arousal. This exhibit will include approximately fifty artworks, artifacts, and print materials from The Kinsey Institute’s research collections that relate to the consumption of food and drink and its association with sexual desire, romantic love and seduction.
Featured artists will include Patti Beadles, Lynn Bianchi, Gili Chen, Debranne Cingari, David Deaubrey, Anthony Droege, Beryl Fine, Gene Greger, Bill Haigwood, Naomi Harris, Danielle Kaltz, Maureen Kaveney, Flounder Lee, R. Leftwick, Henri Monnier, April Renae, Mark Sawrie, Sam Steward, and Marie Weichman.
The Taste of Seduction is offered in conjunction with IU Themester 2014: Eat, Drink, Think.
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute - October 10 - November 22, 2014
Appearing in the Grunwald Gallery, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University.
The photographs in this exhibition are a result of a 2011 donation from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Read more about the donation here »
There will be an opening reception on Friday, October 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
At right: Embrace
, 1982,© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.
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.
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 Down 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 CNN.com, 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 award and lectures widely on her research. Selected articles and tv appearances can be found at www.stephaniecoontz.com.
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.)
At 3:00 pm, there will be a panel discussion. Location TBA.
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