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, July – October 2018


July 31: William Merritt Chase at Shinnecock + Early currents in California Impressionism

August 7: The Rise of Impressionism in Southern California

August 14: The Private Life of a Masterpiece – a documentary trio on important examples of Cubism, Symbolism and Surrealism (1 hour & 15 min.)

August 21: The Private Life of a Masterpiece – continued. (1 hour & 15 min.)

August 28: Aspects of Minimalism + Jeff Koons – The Banality Show

September 4: Behind the Scenes at the Getty + Louis Bourgeois (a sculptor you should know)

September 11: David Smith – Steel Into Sculpture

September 18: Robert Irwin – The Beauty of Questions

September 25: Norman Rockwell – Painting America – Part 1

October 2: Norman Rockwell conclusion + Edward R. Murrow interview

October 9: Alice Neel, one of the great portrait painters of the 20th century. (1 hour & 22 min.)