For over fifteen years, the Museum of Sex has sustained its mission to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. The Museum produces exhibitions, experiences and programs that bring the best of current art, science and the study of sexuality to the widest possible audiences. Visit us to explore our vast collection of unique artifacts covering over 22,000 square feet of galleries and exhibitions.
Currently on view and included with your admission ticket:Leonor Fini: Theatre of Desire, 1930-1990 - The exhibition will immerse visitors in Leonor Fini’s life and career from the 1930s to the 1980s. Although Fini exhibited in major Surrealist surveys throughout the 1930s and 40s, and counted Max Ernst and Salvador Dalí as friends, she rejected the invitation to officially join the group, disavowing movement leader André Breton’s traditional view of woman as muse. PUNK LUST: Raw Provocation 1971-1985 - A survey looking at the way Punk culture used the language of sexuality–both visually and lyrically–to transgress and defy, whether in the service of political provocation, raw desire, or just to break through the stifling gender norms and social expectations that punks refused to let define them. STAG: The Illicit Origins of Pornographic Film - From the 1910s through the early ‘30s, stag films often interlaced their depictions of sex with humor and narrative plots, subverting stories and morals from folklore for the sake of satire and sometimes social commentary. OBJECTXXX: Selected Artifacts - Embedded with their own narratives, history and significance, objects are symbolic creations of various eras, belief systems and, at times, manifestations against societal taboos. While some of the objects presented in this exhibition are creations of fantasy and a desire to augment attraction and pleasure, others have medicalized origins, pop cultural resonance or represent personal legacies.Available for an extra charge:Jump for Joy is an interactive installation which embodies the cultural context and history of fairground eroticism. $3.50 extra.