About the Show

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

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

Audio & Video

Listen to an NPR review of the Juried Art Show from Yael Ksander of WFIU. The story also features a slideshow of highlights from the exhibition.

This video of the opening night reception features interviews by Jennifer Bass with several artists about their works in the show. Running length: 9:09.



All works selected by the jurors will be included in The Kinsey Institute’s 2011 Juried Art Show at Indiana University’s School of Fine Arts Gallery, May 20 to July 30, and included in a virtual version of the exhibit on The Kinsey Institute's website. 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, May 20th.


The Kinsey Institute would like to thank the following individuals for their invaluable assistance with the 2011 juried art competition and exhibition:

Thanks also to the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention & Visitors Bureau for generously supporting this year's exhibition.