London exhibit examines history of human sexuality

LONDON (AP) — Curators at London’s Wellcome Collection will not be surprised if lines forward outside their new Institute of Sexology exhibition.

Co-curator Kate Ford noted Wednesday “it’s free and it’s got sex in the title.”

The collection is a witty look at the study of human sexuality, featuring notables from Sigmund Freud to Woody Allen. There are serious elements as well, including searing black and white footage of the Nazis burning the library of a noted German sex researcher in 1933.

The exhibit shows the changing views toward the variety of human sexual experience, with displays devoted to innovators like Alfred Kinsey and the duo of William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

The exhibit opens Thursday and runs until September.