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Announcing The Perfect Moment: 25 Years Later, a Panel Discussion

Posted on November 6, 2015

FotoFocus Presents The Perfect Moment: 25 Years Later

A panel discussion on the 25th anniversary of the Robert Mapplethorpe obscenity trial in Cincinnati following the exhibition The Perfect Moment

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:00pm
The New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Please join FotoFocus for The Perfect Moment: 25 Years Later, a panel discussion hosted in collaboration with the New Museum, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the obscenity trial sparked by Robert Mapplethorpe’s controversial exhibition The Perfect Moment, at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati.

Following an introduction by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum, the panel discussion will feature leading curators joined by a legal expert, including: Amy Adler, Emily Kemplin Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Paul Martineau, Associate Curator, Department of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and Britt Salvesen, Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The panel is moderated by Kevin Moore, Artistic Director and Curator of FotoFocus.

Press Release as a PDF: FotoFocus Presents a Panel Discussion on the 25th Anniversary of the Robert Mapplethorpe Obscenity Trial in Cincinnati Following the Watershed Exhibition

Additional information about the Mapplethorpe + 25 symposium can be found at