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Exhibition on Screen: Easter in Art
April 25, 2021; 1:00 PM–3:00 PM CDT
These showings of films by Exhibition on Screen are presented at the Capri Theatre and accompanied by introductions from MMFA staff, offering audiences fully enriched arts experiences.
In anticipation of Easter Sunday, the film Easter in Art will explore the historic event as it has been masterfully depicted over centuries, and the feature will be enhanced by a pre-recorded introduction by MMFA Curator of Art Margaret Lynne Ausfeld.
About the Film
The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history. From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment.
This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day. Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States, and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.
The greatest story ever painted.
Capri Member: $10