Kinsey Institute show highlight of 113 Days of Art

During a recent visit to the Grunwald Gallery of Art, I found the breadth of media used in the Kinsey Institute’s juried art show pretty astounding.

Wood, digital photography, metal, fabric, video, food — it’s all represented. Entries included embroidered panels depicting the Grim Reaper’s difficulties finding a girlfriend; a shapely high-heeled shoe carved from wood, complete with sharp spikes in the foot bed; and a photograph commenting on the prevalence of smartphones and digital conversations, even when it comes to love.

This is the seventh year for the juried show, which runs through July 21. The Grunwald Gallery is open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The show is free, though visitors should be 18 or older or be accompanied by an adult. Artworks exhibited explore themes related to sex, gender, eroticism, reproduction, sexuality, romantic relationships, the politics of sex and gender and the human figure.

Interested in finding out what other arts events are happening in B-town this summer? Visit, the official site for Summer Festival of the Arts, a 113-day event that features visual arts, music, cinema, dance and theater on the university’s Bloomington campus.

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