Mapplethorpe Panel Discussion

Mapplethorpe panel discussion

On June 13, 1989, the Corcoran Gallery of Art bowed to significant political pressure and canceled Robert Mapplethorpe's retrospective less than three weeks before it was scheduled to open to the public. Now, thirty years later, this discussion with arts and cultural leaders will explore arts and censorship in the United States. Join us to reflect on the effects of this show’s closing on the museum community, the Corcoran and federal funding of the arts.

Part of 6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition. Speakers to be announced.

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