Latchis Arts announces an exciting new program for visual art-lovers and anyone interested in compelling documentary programming about artists and their work.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN comes to the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, beginning on Jan. 28 and 29 and continuing four other weekends through mid-June. EXHIBITION ON SCREEN brings blockbuster art exhibits to cinemas. Working with the top international museums and galleries, their films intertwine exclusive behind-the-scenes footage with artist biographies to offer a cinematic immersion in the world’s best-loved art.
Launched in 2011, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN films have been seen by more than a million people in more than 1500 cinemas in 50 countries. Their productions have been hailed as “exhilarating,” “a mesmerizing spectacle,” “immersive and enriching” and “an important and wonderful gift.”
The EXHIBITION ON SCREEN season opens at the Latchis with presentations of “The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch” on Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29, at 4 p.m. Admission is $12, $6 for students, available at the door.
Subsequent EXHIBITION ON SCREEN” presentations at the Latchis include “I, Claude Monet” on February 25 and 26, “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism” on April 1 and 2, and “Michelangelo: Love and Death” on June 17 and 18. All EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presentations at the Latchis Theatre are at 4 p.m.
“The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch” centers on the once-in-a-lifetime exhibit earlier in 2016 that brought most of Bosch’s masterpieces from around the world to his hometown in the Netherlands for a retrospective exhibit titled “Hieronymus Bosch – Visions of Genius” at the Het Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch.
Nearly half a million people flocked to the museum for the groundbreaking exhibit to marvel at Bosch’s curious creations, which have been called “weird and wonderful” and “masterful and macabre.” Accompanied by expert insights from the exhibition’s curators and leading cultural critics, the film delves into the life of the visionary artist and explore the inspiration behind his strange and haunting works. “The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch” allows audiences to appreciate the detail of Bosch’s paintings like never before, offering close-up views of the curiosities hidden within his brimming canvases, from cannibalistic clergymen to three-headed birds.
“The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch” is directed by David Bickerstaff and produced by Phil Grabsky, Executive Producer and Creative Director of Seventh Art Productions, which created the EXHIBITION ON SCREEN series.
Grabsky commented, “One of the questions asked, perhaps most frequently, is ‘why would I go to the cinema to see an art exhibition?’ I find that easy to answer. What we offer is an opportunity to see the exhibition if you can’t get a ticket or you don’t live in the country of the exhibition. Secondly we offer expert analysis, biography of the artist, behind-the-scenes, all those hidden nooks and crannies that you and I can’t normally get to. …What I’ve seen and have been so delighted to recognize is that there is a different and much stronger emotional connection with a cinema screen than with a television screen. And if you can’t get to stand in front of that particular painting, on your own, this is the next best thing, I’m absolutely sure about that.”
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN at the Latchis Theatre continues on Feb. 25 and 26, at 4 p.m., with “I, Claude Monet,” which offers a fresh look at the world’s favorite artist – through his own words. Using letters and private writings, the film will reveal new insights into the man who epitomizes Impressionist.
On April 1 and 2, at 4 p.m., the series features ‘The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism.” Step into the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut to explore the 30-year evolution of the American Impressionist movement.
The season concludes on June 17 and 18 at 4 p.m., with “Michelangelo: Love and Death.” A bold new biography of one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, the film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and charts his immense artistic practice, including painting, sculpture and architecture.
Latchis Arts hopes EXHIBITION ON SCREEN will be an annual offering and audience favorite at the Latchis. For more information, visit latchisarts.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.