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Retrospective on the Cancelled 1989 Mapplethorpe Exhibition

GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design explores the banned Mapplethorpe exhibition with ‘6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition’

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

Amelia Thompson: [email protected], 202-994-6461
Maralee Csellar: [email protected], 202-994-6460

This exhibition will explore the highly politicized and publicized cancellation of the 1989 exhibition ‘Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment.’ On June 13, 1989 the Corcoran Gallery of Art bowed to significant political pressure and cancelled the retrospective less than three weeks before it was scheduled to open to the public.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 – Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019

The George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Flagg Building, Atrium Galleries
500 17th St. NW
Washington, D.C.
Farragut West Metro (Orange, Blue and Silver lines)

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The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design bridges the university’s academically robust programs in the arts with creative and inspired scholarship. Part of the GW Columbia College of Arts and Sciences, the school functions as an incubator for artists and practitioners in arts-related fields and serves to enrich students who are taking classes in other areas of the university. As such, it provided a platform for engagement that bridges creative expression and practical application with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.