LACMA and Getty Use Two Museums to Showcase Joint Mapplethorpe Acquisition

LACMA and Getty Use Two Museums to Showcase Joint Mapplethorpe Acquisition

The J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) are opening their long-awaited joint exhibition, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium. LACMA and the Getty are using their two museums for one joint extravaganza retrospective to showcase their Mapplethorpe acquisition and honor the widely renowned, but sometimes controversial, photographer. Opening March 15 […]

Mapplethorpe’s Depth and Artistry Exposed in LACMA and Getty Exhibits

Mapplethorpe’s Depth and Artistry Exposed in LACMA and Getty Exhibits

Robert Mapplethorpe’s controversial works depicting homo-erotic images may have made the artist nationally known, but that is a small part of his legacy. The new Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and J. Paul Getty Museum’s Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium exhibits opening this week highlight the two venues’ joint acquisition of Mapplethorpe works […]

Robert Mapplethorpe: Retrospective in Paris

Robert Mapplethorpe: Retrospective in Paris

The Grand Palais in Paris presents one of the biggest retrospectives on the 20th century American art photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe from March 26 to July 13, 2014. The exhibit will display over 250 photographic images, spanning his career that began in the 1970s until his unfortunate death in 1989. The retrospective opens with a powerful […]