3 Monday / February 3, 2014

The Right to Read: Censorship and the Books of Grove Press, a Kinsey Insitute Exhibition

01:30 pm to 05:00 pm on Feb 28
The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, 1165 E Third Street, Morrison Hall, Room 313
http://KinseyInstitute.org

The Kinsey Institute is pleased to be included in “The Burroughs Century,” a 5-day festival in Bloomington from February 5 through 9, which will examine and celebrate the legacy of William S. Burroughs, one of the principal figures of the Beat Generation and a ground-breaking American writer and artist. “The Right to Read” examines the pivotal role that Grove Press, which published Burroughs’ Naked Lunch and many other controversial books, played in the censorship battles of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The Kinsey Institute Library houses hundreds of books and serials issued by Grove Press, an independent publishing house in New York. Publisher Barney Rosset did not hesitate to challenge long-standing obscenity laws in his quest to bring some of the 19th and 20th century’s most intriguing literature to American readers. In addition to the work of Burroughs, Grove Press was the first to legally publish Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence, as well as the works of Henry Miller, Jean Genet, and anonymous Victorian authors of erotic literature.

The Kinsey Institute is open to visitors from 1:30 to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday or in the morning 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. To schedule a guided group tour of The Kinsey Institute, call 812-855-7686.

Exhibits

3 Monday / February 3, 2014

The Kinsey Institite Art Exhibits

01:30 pm to 05:00 pm on Apr 4
Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Morrison Hall, Room 313
http://KinseyInstitute.org

The Kinsey Institute is offering two shows this season, featuring a mix of artwork from the archives along with several paintings borrowed from private collections. 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. Although best known for his photo-realist landscapes, Hornak’s early work from the late 1960s often focused on the nude figure, at times combining human and animal anatomy. Flora presents a broad selection of photographs, prints, paintings, sculptures and books that feature plant or landscape imagery.

The Kinsey Institute Gallery is open 1:30 to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday 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. Guided group tours of The Kinsey Institute may be scheduled by calling 812-855-7686.

Exhibits

3 Monday / February 3, 2014

Hosted by Robin Halpin Young & Martina Samm

05:00 pm
Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut
http://www.theplayerspub.com/calendar.php

Get on stage for your 10 minutes of fame!

Live Music

3 Monday / February 3, 2014

Bloomington Songwriter Showcase

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Jan 3
Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut
http://www.theplayerspub.com/calendar.php

Featuring Cara Jean Marcy, Greg O’Haver, Daniel Boling & Tim O’Malley

Live Music

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