Film Screening: Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Directed and produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, 109 minutes

Courtesy the directors and HBO

In 1989, on the floor of Congress, Senator Jesse Helms implored America to “look at the pictures.” He was denouncing the controversial art of Robert Mapplethorpe, whose photographs pushed social boundaries with their frank depictions of nudity, sexuality, and fetishism—and ignited a culture war that rages to this day.











When: Tue., February 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave. (at 89th St.)
212-423-3500
Price: Free with Admission to Museum
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Directed and produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, 109 minutes

Courtesy the directors and HBO

In 1989, on the floor of Congress, Senator Jesse Helms implored America to “look at the pictures.” He was denouncing the controversial art of Robert Mapplethorpe, whose photographs pushed social boundaries with their frank depictions of nudity, sexuality, and fetishism—and ignited a culture war that rages to this day.

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