Art Films 2009

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In partnership with the Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the CRRL is proud to offer short films exploring artists and the creative process. Join us in the Headquarters Library Theater each month at 7:00 pm. All film viewings are FREE to the public. Films and notes courtesy of The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

American Impressionists and Realists
Produced to accompany the major 1994 Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, this video is a definitive survey of two painting movements and what they had in common. Artists in both schools strove to capture the spirit, vitality, and energy of a young country on the rise in the world. Included are Robert Henri, Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, J. Alden Weir, George Bellows, Edward Shinn, George Luks, John French Sloan, Edmond Tarbell, and William Glackens.

22 min, 1994 - High school through adult

The Washington Colorists
During the 1950s and early 1960s, Washington, D.C., witnessed the emergence of a talented group of artists who would have a profound effect on Modern art. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Paul Reed, Gene Davis, Howard Mehring, and Tom Downing had a common interest in emphasizing color as the integral part of painting, which led them to be known as “The Washington Color School.” Interviews with some of the artists, art experts, and art critics along with beautiful photography of the works of the Washington Colorists, make this striking program a pleasure for all art lovers.
37 min, color, 1986 - High school through adult

Full Schedule
Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm