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, April 2017 – June 2017


May 2: Thomas Hart Benton- Part 2 

May 9: “The Story of Women and Art”. This riveting three-part documentary highlights women’s artistic achievements, rescuing them from the shadows of history.

May 16: Women and Art- Part 2

May 23: Women and Art- Part 3

May 30: “The Rape of Europa”- Part 1. This dramatic documentary tells the history of the Nazi’s attempt to steal the great masterpieces of European art, and of the heroes who saved it.

June 6: The Rape of Europa- Part 2

June 13: “The True and Complete Story of Paul Gauguin”. What you thought you knew is now opened to doubt.

June 20: “Art and Craft”. Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history. Posing as a philanthropic donor, most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions.