This exhibition explores William Kent’s (1919-2012) calamitous life through his art, highlighting his skill and creativity as well as the paradoxes that drove him, bringing his erotically charged work back to New York for the first time in nearly 50 years.
A Street Art Occupation at the Museum of Sex.
Photo © Mike Dubin
Through humor, scandal and fantasy, Comics Stripped explores the limitless sexual imagination of comic artists from the 1930s through the present.
Obscene Diary chronicles the meticulously self-documented sexual life of professor, tattoo artist and pornographer, Samuel Steward. By cataloging every partner and sex act though writing, photography, and drawing, the Steward Archive reveals a rare portrait of American sexual history.
Sculptor Jean-Marc Laroche shares with us his fantasy of eternal life with the installation, “Lovers from the Hereafter,” featuring intertwining skeletons embracing one another.
Burlesque is a form of American folk art/theater built on seduction and humor. Descended from risqué European dance traditions and comedic-theatric vaudeville, traditional American burlesque was a travelling circus of bedazzled sexuality, often overlooked in the official history of this country’s sexual and theatrical past.
The Museum of Sex, in partnership with the makers of Trojan Brand Condoms, made safe sex sexy again with Rubbers: the Life, History & Struggle of the Condom, a detailed look into the provocative life of the condom.
Action: Sex and the Moving Image walks patrons through the rich visual history of sex on the screen, from the first kiss caught on film through the rise of the modern porn industry.
Naked Ambition spotlighted the work of renowned celebrity photographer and former photo journalist Michael Grecco as he revealed the whirlwind spectacle of the AVN Awards in Las Vegas, often referred to as the “Oscars of Porn”.
Design has the power to shape experience; lending intensity to sexual encounters and adding a sensual thrill to everyday objects. From subtle manifestations to overt declarations, sexual imagery appeals to the universal human desire for pleasure.