30 Mapplethorpe Photographs on Exhibit for the First Time

Mapplethorpe

BY CAIRRIL MILLS The work of Robert Mapplethorpe “holds a significant place in the history of artistic struggle to depict the world as it is with honesty and truth,” the curators of Britain’s renowned Tate Gallery wrote of the late controversial American photographer (1946–89). Thirty prints, depicting some of the artist’s most graphic works, are being exhibited for the first time October 10 through November 22 at the Grunwald Gallery of Art in the Indiana University Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. The show, entitled “Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute Collection,” includes photos of men embracing, male nudes, and more “difficult” pieces capturing the S&M scene of pre-AIDS New York City, according to Betsy Stirratt, director of [...]

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‘La Boheme’ at Memorial Stadium

La Boheme

This kicks up the drive-in theater experience a notch. Indiana University Athletics is teaming with the Jacobs School of Music to put Friday’s live performance from the Musical Arts Center of the opera favorite, “La Boheme,” on the Jumbotron at Memorial Stadium. Take a blanket and relax on the football field turf or sit in the stands. It’s free — and it’s a first. Click here for more information. http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2014/10/opera-in-the-end-zone.shtml  

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