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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... Continue


Announcing the Mapplethorpe + 25 Symposium

Posted on May 19, 2015

FotoFocus and the Contemporary Arts Center Present Mapplethorpe + 25

A symposium at the Contemporary Arts Center on October 23 and 24, 2015, to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment

If you wish to attend Mapplethorpe + 25, please use this Eventbright page to RSVP to all portions of the two-day symposium you plan to attend: RSVP for Mapplethorpe + 25 on Eventbrite

For more details on the symposium, visit the Mapplethorpe + 25 website.

FotoFocus and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, are pleased to announce a symposium on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Robert Mapplethorpe’s controversial... Continue