Presented in celebration of The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Before the October 8 film screening, join Marsted Fellow Eileen Doyle at 12:30pm for a Gallery Talk about former Wadsworth Atheneum curator Sam Wagstaff, who was Robert Mapplethorpe’s artistic mentor, benefactor and longtime companion. This talk is free with film or museum admission. Meet by the Museum Shop.
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
The complex Robert Mapplethorpe dedicated his life not only to becoming an artist, but also to making his chosen medium, photography, respected and valued as fine art. His final show, The Perfect Moment—exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum in 1989—was self-planned as he was dying of AIDS, and proved to be a cultural time bomb.
2016. USA. 108 min. Not rated. Directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato.
Presented in collaboration with Out Film CT.
Thursday, October 6 at 7pm
Saturday, October 8 at 2pm
Sunday, October 9 at 2pm
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
Tickets are available for purchase at the door.