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Exclusively for Members

Member Exhibition Tour: Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now

Monday, March 18

9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Musuem 1071 5th Avenue New York , N.Y.


Not an Aperture Member? Become one today to receive an invitation to an exhibition tour of Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now and other special gatherings year round!

Join Aperture’s Connect Council ($150) or at the Friend ($250) level or above to receive an invitation for you and one guest to attend a March 18, 2019 exhibition tour, led by the Guggenheim Museum’s Lauren Hinkson, Associate Curator, Collections, of Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now.

Implicit Tensions (on view January 25 to July 10, 2019) features highlights from the Guggenheim’s in-depth Mapplethorpe holdings, including early Polaroids, collages, and mixed-media constructions; iconic, classicizing photographs of male and female nudes; floral still lifes; portraits of artists, celebrities, and acquaintances; explicit depictions of New York’s underground S&M scene; and searingly honest self-portraits.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by March 14.

Image: Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait, 1980, Gelatin silver print, 35.6 x 35.6 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation 93.4289 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.


Member Exhibition Tour: Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now