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Special Exhibit: Robert Mapplethorpe at The Kinsey Institute

Embrace (1982) © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

Special Exhibit: Photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe

October 10-November 22, 2014
Grunwald Gallery of Art, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University

Opening reception on Friday, October 10 from 6:00 to 8:00.

Philip Gefter will speak just before the opening on October 10th on “Robert Mapplethorpe, Sam Wagstaff and the Gay Sensibility." (see Gefter's NYTimes article, "The Man Who Made Mapplethorpe.")

Gefter's book, Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe, will be published in November.

The photographs in this exhibition are the result of a 2011 donation from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

In an adjoining gallery, visit Beyond Mapplethorpe: Selections from The Kinsey Institute.
This show presents work by other 20th-century fine art photographers who also focused on the human body.

The Mapplethorpe exhibition and corresponding programs have been made possible by The College Arts and Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Grunwald Gallery of Art , the Department of Sociology, and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, all at Indiana University; the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in New York; and Michael E. Rudder.


Special "Adopt A Work of Art" Opportunity, August 15.

We invite you to contribute to the archival framing of these iconic photographs for the exhibition. Visit The Kinsey Institute on August 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm to view the artworks available for adoption.

If you would like to support this effort, but you are not able to attend the event, please contact Curator Catherine Johnson-Roehr to view images of the artworks.  If you wish to make a tax-deductible contribution, you may Give Now to the Art and Artifacts Fund.

 

 


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