Kinsey exhibition complements IU Theatre’s production of ‘Chicago’

Kinsey Institute

Prison art from San Quentin, 1953. Image courtesy of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction

“Vamps and Voyeurs,” an exhibition of art and artifacts from the Kinsey Institute, will be on display throughout the run of the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance’s upcoming production of “Chicago.”

The exhibition includes photographs of flappers and vaudevillians, prison art, and exploitation movie posters and stills, as well as other visual representations of the great American obsession with true crime — perfectly complementing the trials of homicidal heroines Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly that will play out on stage.

“Vamps and Voyeurs” will be on display in the lobby gallery of the Wells-Metz Theatre in the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center, and is open from 7 p.m. until the end of the show every night during the run.

“Chicago” is already sold out, but the exhibit is open to the public.

The exhibition was curated by Scott Jones with assistance from Catherine Johnson-Roehr and Garry Milius.

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