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, March – April 2018

March 20: Understanding Baroque and Rococo continued

March 27: Short Visits with 4 Artists: Ruscha, Stieglitz, Stella and Noguchi

April 3: Robert Henri, founder of the Aschan School, one of the most influential painters and teachers of his generation.

+ a 30 minute interview with Helen Sloan, wife of Ashcan member, John Sloan

April 10:  George Bellows, a documentary on the youngest artist to join Henri’s group of The Eight

+ William Merritt Chase, the American Impressionist and teacher who was as influential as Robert Henri, but with a rather different style

April 17: Landmarks of Western Art: Romanticism

April 24: A documentary on the Hudson River School

May 1:  Fitz Henry Lane: Shores of Light, a documentary on his life and work

+ Part 1 of George Inness: Peace and Plenty in Perth Amboy

May 8:  Completion of George Inness documentary

May 15:  Women of Impressionism

May 22:  The Impressionists—The Other French Revolution

May 29:  Part 2 of The Impressionists—The Other French Revolution

June 5:  Loving Vincent, an unusual look at Monsieur van Gogh