Film on Art Series

Film on Art Series

The Butler’s free Film on Art series features art history documentaries, which are shown on Tuesdays at noon in the museum’s state-of-the-art Beecher Center Zona Auditorium. Likewise, the Butler’s Art of Film series, shown at scheduled times, presents the best of Hollywood classics drawn from the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 films, as well as the Erbe collection of silent films, classic television and cartoons.  

Tuesdays from Noon to 1:00 pm, November 2017 – February 2018



November 28: Sister Wendy and Modernism

December 5: Paris Was a Woman – A documentary that examines the artistic community of women drawn to the City of Light between the world wards.

December 12: A Life in the Day of Man Ray – This has been shown before, but it fits the time period of Gertrude Stein, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

December 19: Women of the Impressionist Movement 

December 26: NO FILM TODAY

January 2: Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter

January 9: Chihuly River of Glass – A study of the artist’s process, concentrating on works he created in Italy, Ireland, Finland and Mexico.

January 16: Last half hour of Chihuly + Picasso: The Saltimbanques

January 23: Survivng Picasso (Part 1) – A full length feature biopic by the Merchant/Ivory team, starring Anthony Hopkins as Picasso.

January 30: Completion of Survivng Picasso

February 6: Kaimir Malevich: Breaking Free of the Earth – This important painter was there at the dawn of non-representational abstraction