THE ARTIST’S GARDEN: AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM presented at the Cinema Art Theater

January 29th, 2019 - 6:00 pm

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to bring back for the third year the Journeys in Art History (EXHIBITION ON SCREEN) film series. The series will begin in January with an encore of a well-liked film from last year and continues with three brand new films each month through April. The focus of the series is to introduce the works of history’s greatest painters and to provide opportunities to view blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries worldwide.

Back by popular demand! The first presentation in the series is the bucolic Exhibition on Screen film THE ARTIST’S GARDEN: AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM. It will be screened on Tuesday, January 29 at 6:00 pm.

Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet, the American Impressionist movement followed its own path which over a forty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, United Kingdom and France, this mesmerizing film is a feast for the eyes.

THE ARTIST’S GARDEN AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM features the sell-out exhibition “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920” that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. [2017, UK, 87 minutes, Not Rated].

Following the film, please stay for a discussion with Reggie Lynch, the Curator of Education at the Biggs Museum of American Art.

Reggie Lynch is the Curator of Education at the Biggs Museum of American Art. She has been a museum educator for over 5 years, with experience instructing Pre-K—adult audiences in various capacities at the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, as well as the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens. She has a Masters in Art History from Temple University and has given presentations at the local and national level on various academic and museum-field specific topics, including Jackson Pollock and his relationship to modern dance, 20th century woodblock illustration, and school-age education methodology. During her time at the Biggs, she has made significant contributions to the museum’s online and in-gallery interpretive content and research.

Admission is $9 for members and $11 for future members. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rehobothfilm.com or by calling 302-645-9095. Available seats will be sold at the door 30 minutes before starting time.

The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Oct 31-Nov 10, 2019). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com,or call 302-645-9095.

 

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