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Eros in Asia showcases The Kinsey Institute's extensive collection of erotic artwork from across the Asian continent.
Many pieces arrived at the Institute in the 1940s and 1950s, when Dr. Alfred Kinsey was collecting visual materials from around the world for his study of human sexual behavior. In the years since, the institute has continued to acquire paintings, woodblock prints, illustrated books, sculptures, and objects from Asian countries—each of which has unique artistic traditions and genres for the visual representation of sexuality.
The majority of the artworks were produced in China, with India, Iran, and Japan, Turkey, and Mongolia also represented in the exhibit.
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