About this event
As part of this month’s art exhibition “The Modern Muse Series: Gelatin Silver Prints”, and Pride Month, we will be showing “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Picture”, a documentary about the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Robert Michael Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self-portraits, and still-life images. His most controversial works documented and examined the gay male BDSM subculture of New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s. A 1989 exhibition of Mapplethorpe’s work, titled Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment, sparked a debate in the United States concerning both use of public funds for “obscene” artwork and the Constitutional limits of free speech in the United States.
This is a free event. Doors open at 6:30pm. We will start at 7pm with a brief introduction of our resident artist Redeat Wondemu and overview of the exhibition. Following the film, patrons are encouraged to observe at the work, meet the artist, and ask questions. Light refreshments will be available for patrons.