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Thursday April 20, 2017

Girl With a Pearl Earring
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever imagined Vermeer’s studio, or how he created such strikingly quiet images in the midst of a busy household? Tracey Chevalier depicts Vermeer’s daily life in her novel, The Girl With a Pearl Earring, in which she imagines how Vermeer’s famous painting came to be. The movie by the same name name features Colin Firth as the modern master and Scarlett Johansson as his model . . . Enjoy the film (by popular request) at the Museum with an introduction by Curator of Education Alice Novak and a brief discussion following the film.

The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Thursday June 15, 2017

Lust for Life
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Many museum visitors requested a movie about Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. Outreach Coordinator Laura Bocquin invites you to enjoy the 1956 classic about the artist, Lust for Life, in which Kirk Douglas plays Van Gogh and Anthony Quinn plays Paul Gauguin. While new findings about Van Gogh’s life have surfaced in the over 50 years since the movie was made, the captivating reflections upon the artist’s powerful expressions and struggles for peace, recognition, and relationships remain relevant.  Bocquin will host the brief introduction and follow up discussion.  The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Wednesday August 02, 2017

Film: Night at the Museum
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kids and adults alike have enjoyed this film since its release. For the first time, we invite families to view Night at the Museum at the MMFA! If you haven’t seen this movie starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, and a cast of familiar characters who reside in the Museum of Natural History, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Bring the whole family and enjoy a summer movie. The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Thursday August 17, 2017

Film at the Museum: How to Steal a Million
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the classic Audrey Hepburn Film How to Steal a Million. Amazon.com describes it as follows, “The daughter (Audrey Hepburn) of a wealthy Frenchman (Hugh Griffith) who creates counterfeit art learns her father is in danger of being exposed as a crook. She decides to steal the family’s forged Cellini sculpture from a museum before experts can examine it and enlists a society burglar (Peter O’Toole) to help her.”

Assistant Curator of Education Kaci Norman will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following. The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Wednesday October 04, 2017

Film: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As a followup to Night at the Museum, shown over the summer, we hope your family will join us for further Museum adventures with Ben Stiller, this time on a mission in the Smithsonian.  Assistant Curator of Education Kaci Norman will introduce the film and lead a fun discussion afterwards.  The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.  Cash only please.

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Thursday October 05, 2017

Film: The Art of the Steal
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for Don Argott’s documentary about the controversial move of the Barnes art collection to downtown Philadelphia.  The Ekphrasis book club also recently explored the topic after reading Art Held Hostage: The Battle Over the Barnes Collection.

“A gripping tale of intrigue and mystery in the art world, this film traces the history of the Barnes collection of Post-Impressionist paintings, which was worth billions and became the subject of a power struggle after the 1951 death of the owner.  Dr. Albert Barnes collected 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos and many other valuable paintings.  But the political wrangling over the collection eventually led to its division.” (Netflix)

Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following.  The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Thursday November 09, 2017

Film: The Agony and the Ecstasy
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison film The Agony and the Ecstasy.

“Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo, who begrudgingly paints  the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II(Rex Harrison) in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone’s novel directed by Carol Reed.  While the novel covers Michelangelo’s life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.” (Netflix)

Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following.  The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Thursday February 01, 2018

Exit Through the Gift Shop
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following. The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase. Click here to watch the trailer.

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Thursday March 08, 2018

Goya’s Ghosts
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Goya’s Ghosts is a sweeping historical epic, told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgård). Assistant Curator of Education Elisabeth Palmer will introduce the film and lead a brief discussion following. The Museum will provide complimentary popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase. Click here to watch the trailer.

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