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Above: George Platt Lynes. Read more about the exhibition below.
Gay Male Art on Display In Protected Beauty
The Kinsey Institute and the World Erotic Art Museum co-present an examination of controversial ideas about masculine beauty and sexuality in art.
The show will display work from well-known artists Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Cadmus, Andrey Avinoff, Michael Miksche, George Platt Lynes, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Pavel Tchelitchew and Marcel Vertes - gay male artists whose work had been collected by the Kinsey Institute. The artists created these works between 1890 and 1982.
“All of these pieces represent a different perspective on what defines masculine beauty,” said Rebecca Fasman, Kinsey Institute manager of traveling exhibitions and co-curator of “Protected Beauty.” “Together, they create a spectrum of ideas that, at the time they were created, were too controversial to appear in mainstream art museums. The Kinsey Institute has preserved these artistic legacies for almost 70 years.”
There will be an opening reception of “Protected Beauty” on November 28 at 8 p.m.
World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139. From November 28, 2016 through March 1, 2017.