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Friday, March 15, 2019 6:00 PM // U-M Institute for the Humanities

Pre-Performance Talk:
Richard Meyer on the Legacy of Robert Mapplethorpe

 

How has Robert Mapplethorpe’s legacy evolved in the 30 years since his death from AIDS in 1989? How did the NEA funding controversy and charges of indecency surrounding his posthumous exhibition “The Perfect Moment” shape the way his work has been remembered? How have contemporary artists been influenced by, and commented on, his large and varied body of work? In conjunction with UMS’s world première of Triptych (Eyes of One on Another), noted art historian Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History at Stanford University, will unpack Mapplethorpe’s complicated afterlife in the public imagination.

3/15/19 6:00 PM
U-M Institute for the Humanities

Pre-Performance Talk:
Richard Meyer on the Legacy of Robert Mapplethorpe

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How has Robert Mapplethorpe’s legacy evolved in the 30 years since his death from AIDS in 1989? How did the NEA funding controversy and charges of indecency surrounding his posthumous exhibition “The Perfect Moment” shape the way his work has been remembered? How have contemporary artists been influenced by, and commented on, his large and varied body of work? In conjunction with UMS’s world première of Triptych (Eyes of One on Another), noted art historian Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History at Stanford University, will unpack Mapplethorpe’s complicated afterlife in the public imagination.

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