Eros in Asia:
Erotic Art from Iran to Japan
New Exhibition at The Kinsey Institute Gallery February 20, 2009 - June 26, 2009
Eros in Asia 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. Since that time the institute has continued to acquire paintings, prints, illustrated books, sculptures, and art objects from Asian countries, each of which has its unique artistic traditions and genres for the visual representation of sexuality.
A public reception for Eros in Asia will be held on
Friday, February 20
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
This event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be provided.
Lecture-Friday, February 20th, 12:30 pm, Morrison 007 Dr. Christiane J. Gruber will present a lecture titled "Of Beardless Youths, Courtesans, and Voyeurs: Modern Persian Erotica in the Kinsey Institute." Audience members will be invited to view the exhibition following the talk. Dr. Gruber, an art historian at Indiana University, studies Iranian art and Islamic visual culture.
The Kinsey Institute Gallery is open 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm weekdays or by
appointment. Admission is free. Visitors should be 18 years of age
or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.