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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Series
Viewers' opinions of Mapplethorpe
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-086348gg8n
Description
This news footage covers the August 1st, 1990 opening of the controversial Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston. While art advocates successfully defended the nudity in the exhibit as an free expression of speech, opponents claimed the photos were obscene and should have been censored. This footage shows the competing protests over the exhibit during its opening, as well as interviews with patrons about their expectations and experience of the exhibit.
Date
1990-08-01
Genres
News
Topics
News
Subjects
Arts; Demonstrations; Art -- Exhibitions; Art museums; Mapplethorpe, Robert; freedom of speech; Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)
Contributor
Kelly, Hope, Wardrobe
Publisher
WGBH Educational Foundation, Publisher
Rights
Rights Note:Media not to be released to Open Vault,Rights:,Rights Credit:WGBH Educational Foundation,Rights Type:All,Rights Coverage:,Rights Holder:WGBH Educational Foundation
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:04:03;03
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Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Viewers' opinions of Mapplethorpe,” 1990-08-01, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 23, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-086348gg8n.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Viewers' opinions of Mapplethorpe.” 1990-08-01. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 23, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-086348gg8n>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Viewers' opinions of Mapplethorpe. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-086348gg8n