Art History on Film
January 17 » Portrait of Wally
(2012, dir. Andrew Shea, 90 mins., NR)
"Portrait of Wally makes the disheartening case that rarely is the act of restitution so straightforward.” – Lavanya Ramanathan, The Washington Post
Film provided by Seventh Art Releasing
January 24 » The Mill and the Cross
(2011, dir. Lech Majewski, 92 mins., NR)
Step inside Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting The Way to Calvary. A mixture of the painting itself, digital effects and live action, Majewski creates a beautiful dreamscape as we follow Bruegel (Rutger Hauer) through his canvas and explore 16th century Belgium. Adapted from the book Le Portement de croix de Pierre Bruegel l'Aîné by Michael Francis Gibson. Film introduced by Rebecca Long, assistant curator, european painting and sculpture.
February 7 » Views on Vermeer
(2010, dir. Hans Pool and Koos de Wilt, 52 mins., NR)
“Part critique and part historical investigation, Views on Vermeer is an engaging conversation about a master and his legacy.” - Myrocia Watamaniuk
Before the film, join a docent tour of works related to Vermeer at 6 pm.