A Some of you may or may not know that we’ve been experimenting with a new line of programming called The Artist Film Series! There has been a great response from the public and we’re proud to say that it’s become a more permanent fixture in our scheduling. Since it’s been so popular, we’re continuing through the summer with a line up of wonderful films through Exhibition OnScreen and other outlets as well. We pair each film with a special mimosa or “day drink” cocktail for each film. Also unless otherwise specified films are always shown at 12:30pm on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. We hope to see you at the Artist Film Series!
March: Young Picasso
Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?
April: Renoir Revered and Rivaled
Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris. These paintings count among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course. This stunning film – based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia – examines the direction he then took and why it provokes such extreme reactions right up to today.
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other.
June: Art & Mind
A journey into art, madness and the unconscious. An exploration of visionary artists and the creative impulse, from the Flemish Masters of the Renaissance to the avant-garde movement of Surrealism and the unsung geniuses of Art Brut and Outsider Art.
July: Van Gogh & Japan
“I envy the Japanese” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.