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October 2019

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS – ART FILM FRIDAY: BAUHAUS, THE FACE OF THE 20TH CENTURY

October 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States

Presented as part of Muscarelle Explorations: Bauhaus at 100, this film memoir recounts the beginning of the Staatliche Bauhaus Weimar with contributions from former students and historians, a strong selection of artworks as well as archival footage including interviews with the founder Walter Gropius. Exceptional visuals add to the beauty of a well-narrated documentary about the 1919 founding and principles of this seminal school. The film concludes that although the Bauhaus did not last that long, its influence has been profound. Run time is 49 minutes. A brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screenings.

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November 2019

ART FILM FRIDAY: NATIVE ART NOW!

November 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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NATIVE ART NOW! examines the evolution of Native contemporary art over the last 25 years, presenting personal perspectives from internationally acclaimed Native modern artists. Installations, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, glass and fabric art by indigenous artists Rick Bartow, Meryl McMaster, Jim Denomie, Holly Wilson and numerous others from the United States and Canada are featured in the program. This documentary was produced by PBS in collaboration with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.  Run time: 57 minutes. A brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screening.

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ART FILM FRIDAY: BAUHAUS SPIRIT

November 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States

Presented as part of Muscarelle Explorations: Bauhaus at 100, this film describes the fascinating story of the Bauhaus as a statement, but also the failure and renewal of a social utopia.  It tells of artists, scientists and architects today, who, in their examinations of current challenges, also relate to the Bauhaus. Bauhaus history is not just the history of art, but also the history of an era that stretches from the early 20th century to the modern day.  Run time: 90 minutes. A brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screenings.

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January 2020

ART FILM FRIDAY @ THE W&M GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL

January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater, 350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Presented as part of the William & Mary Global Film Festival, Barry Avrich’s documentary Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World lifts the curtain on the provocative contemporary art scene, a glamorous and cutthroat game of genius versus commerce. Go behind the scenes to discover how art is created, exhibited, and sold around the globe. Featuring insider accounts from the most influential and powerful players in the industry, audiences will hear from renowned artists such as Julian Schnabel and Marina Abramovic, experts from prominent museums like MoMA and art fairs like Art Basel, insiders at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, and leading gallerists.…

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March 2020

POSTPONED: ART FILM FRIDAY – Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

March 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Andrews Hall, Room 101, 605 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman celebrates the life and career of one of the world’s greatest architectural photographers. Shulman’s images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. The photographer, who passed away in 2009, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public.

Run time: 84 minutes; a brief introduction by the Student Organizers will precede the screening.

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October 2020

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS: Art and Craft Film Streaming

October 30, 2020 @ 12:00 am - November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual, VA United States

Join us for a virtual screening of Art and Craft! The film starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity--but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose. Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th century icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And, while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it…

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March 2021

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | The Healing Wall Screening

March 29, 2021 - April 1, 2021

The Healing Wall (2015) documentary was created by Director Christopher Kosinski and a small group of students while attending Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana). Together, they researched and interviewed veterans including Jan C. Scruggs, Esq., Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and other key players to tell the story of how 21-year-old college student Maya Lin’s unconventional design of landscape architecture led to the healing of a nation from the Vietnam War.  

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November 2021

Roberto Jamora’s Asian Centennial Print Unveiling

November 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Virtual, VA United States

November 30 @ 6:00 pm
Contact: Phone: 757.221.2700 , museum@wm.edu
Free with registration
Virtual

Take a journey with Roberto Jamora while he creates a commemorative print for the Asian Centennial. This work will encapsulate his artistic vision regarding the Asian Pacific Middle Eastern experience at William & Mary. The resulting print will become part of the Muscarelle Museum of Art's collection and copies will be available for purchase.

This Muscarelle Explorations: The Voice of the Artist event is co-sponsored by the Asian Centennial Committee and the Muscarelle Museum of Art.

This series is made possible by our partner, The Williamsburg Landing.

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April 2022

Exhibition On Screen | Degas: Passion for Perfection

April 7 @ 6:00 pm
Free

Muscarelle Museum of Art
Directed by David Bickerstaff

(Run time: 85 minutes) On the occasion of 100 years since the death of Edgar Degas, in 2017, the Fitzwilliam Museum
in Cambridge organized an exhibition from their extensive holdings of works in commemoration of the celebrated artist. This film provides exclusive access to view rare and diverse works in the Fitzwilliam collection and provides insights into the fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and through lessons he learned from studying past masters. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th century and serves as an
exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.

FREE

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