Film on Art Series

Film on Art Series 2019

Tuesdays from Noon to 1:00 pm

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.  

Current Film Schedule 2019

February 26Completion of Judy Chicago film + a special surprise presentation.

March 5Taste at the Top: How Catherine the Great founded The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia.  This is an informal lecture by Rosamond Bernier, one of the best speakers you will ever hear.

March 12Taste at the TopThe art collection of Queen Christina of Sweden–  another entertaining presentation by Rosamond Bernier.

March 19Manet: The Man Who Invented Modern Art.  Waldemar Januszczak presents Édouard Manet, who lit the fuse that set off the Impressionism explosion.

March 26Completion of Manet + The Gang of Four:  Monet, Renoir, Bazille, and Pissarro.

April 2Continuation of “Understanding Impressionism” with a concentration on outdoor scenes.

April 9: Impressionism:  Painting the People

April 16Robert Hughes returns with The Shock of the New—The Mechanical Paradise 1870-1914

April 23The Shock of the New—The Powers That Be.  Dada and Expressionism

April 30The Shock of the New—The Landscape of Pleasure.  Monet, Cézanne, and others in the South of France

May 7The Shock of the New—Trouble in Utopia.  Architecture as a reflection of social progress

May 14The Shock of the New—The Threshold of Liberty.  Surrealism.