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, January 2018 – April 2018


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

February 13: Who Gets to Call It Art? – A wild ride through fascinating 1960’s New York art world

February 20: Completion of Who Gets to Call It Art? + The Colourmen – A 30 minute history of artists’ colors

February 27: Joan Mitchell, Portrait of an Abstract Painter

March 6: Peggy Guggenheim, Art Addict

March 13: Understanding Baroque and Rococo – The always-entertaining Waldermar Januszczak returns to shed some light on this important topic.

March 20: Understanding Baroque and Rococo continued

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

April 3: William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri – Two artists whose work as teachers paved the way for Modernism