The Block Muse

Robert Mapplethorpe: Artist and Activist

panel discussionOn March 7, 2009, the Block Museum hosted a panel discussion about Robert Mapplethorpe's influence on contemporary photography, activism, and issues of the body and sexuality. Participants included photographer Catherine Opie, Polaroids: Mapplethorpe curator and Henry Art Gallery director Sylvia Wolf, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America cofounder Marisa Cardinale, University of Maryland American studies and women's studies professor Jeffrey McCune Jr., and Northwestern University art theory and practice professor Lane Relyea.

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