Visit: Robert Mapplethorpe ARTIST ROOMS, with lunch at the Cutlers' Hall
- Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery |
Robert Mapplethorpe is one of the most significant photographers of the 20th century. An American, born in 1946, Mapplethorpe produced some of the most iconic images of the last 50 years. His work includes intimate pictures of friends and acquaintances acclaimed studies of male and female nudes, delicate floral still lifes and celebrity portraits. The collection, which is part of the ARTIST ROOMS series at present touring the country and which has been bought with assistance from The Art Fund, is mainly his celebrity portraits and includes images of Robert Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Truman Capote. The visit will include a guided tour by the curator and also a chance to see some of the other galleries in the Graves.
Lunch will be held in the private dining room at the Cutlers' Hall, one of the few livery companies outside the City of London. Followed by a guided tour of the impressive collection of silver and paintings owned by the Cutlers.