Robert Mapplethorpe, American, 1946 - 1989



Gelatin silver print

AP 2/3

Sheet: 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)

Sight: 17 1/2 × 13 9/16 in. (44.5 × 34.4 cm)

Frame: 27 15/16 × 22 15/16 in. (71 × 58.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W '18 Fund, the Miriam H. and S. Sidney Stoneman Acquisition Fund, and the Sondra and Charles Gilman Jr. Foundation Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

WRIT 5, Memoirs of Family, Ellen Rockmore, Fall 2013

WGST 10, Sex, Gender, and Society, Giavanna Munafo, Fall 2013

WGST 37.2, GEOG 41, Gender, Space and Islam, Jennifer Fluri, Fall 2013

NAS 42, WGST 40, Gender Topics in Native American Life, Vera Palmer, Fall 2013

ANTH 31, WGST 36, Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Lauren Gulbas, Fall 2013

NAS 42, WGST 40, Gender Topics in Native American Life, Vera Palmer, Fall 2013

SART 30, Photography II, Fall 2013

SART 29, Photography I, Fall 2013

WGST 7, Masculinities Go In Between, Klaus Milich, Winter 2014

WGST 65, Queer Visual Culture, Gabriele Dietze, Winter 2014

COLT 67, AAAS 67, ENGL 54, WGST 52.1, Colonial and Postcolonial Masculinities, Ayo Coly, Winter 2014

WGST 10, Sex, Gender, and Society, Zahra Ayubi, Fall 2014

WGST 18, Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies, Eng-Beng Lim, Winter 2015

WGST 65.6, Radical Sexuality: Of Color, Wildness and Fabulosity, Eng-Beng Lim, Winter 2015

SART 17.9, The Photographer as Activist: Making Art Inspired by the Hood Museum's Collection , Virginia Beahan, Winter 2015

SOCY 7.1, Race and Ethnicity, Emily Walton, Winter 2015

WGST 7.2 , Masculinities Go In Between, Klaus Milich, Winter 2015

WGST 65.7, Queer Popular Culture, Eng-Beng Lim, Summer 2015

AAAS 67.5, GEOG 21.01, Black Consciousness and Black Feminisms, Abigail Neely, Winter 2019

PHIL 22.01, Feminism and Philosophy, Susan Brison, Summer 2020

GEOG 80.10, COVID-19, Abby Neely, Spring 2022

Exhibition History

Shadowplay: Transgressive Photography from the Hood Museum of Art, Owen Robertson Cheatham and Friends Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 10-December 8, 2013.


Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc., New York, New York; lent to present collection, 2013; sold to present collection, 2014.

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