Eraserhead is a must see for film and art lovers. Shown as a reflection to Donald Sultan’s Disaster Paintings, the film mirrors the industrial and bleakness of Sultan’s artwork. An important artistic cinematic experience, David Lynch’s Eraserhead was inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Additionally, Eraserhead is based on the paintings of its director.
Join us for an amazing feature film inspired by Edward Hopper paintings! Watch as Hopper's artwork comes to life in Gustav Deutsch’s film Shirley, a film about a woman’s thoughts, emotions and contemplations during 20th Century America.
Directed by Gustav Deutsch; rated NR (92 minutes; 2013)
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GINGERBRED, a collaboration between baritone saxophonist Brad Linde and trumpeter Carol Morgan, features special guest Caroline Davis on alto saxophone and flute, and celebrates the music of prolific composer Gigi Gryce (also known as Basheer Qusim; 1925–83), who stopped performing in the early 1960s out of frustration with the music business. Linde, Morgan, and Davis are joined by Kris Monson... View details ⇨
The New York-based Michael Gallant Trio—featuring pianist and composer Michael Gallant, drummer Rob Mitzner, and bassist Dmitry Ishenko—perform music from their critically acclaimed albums. Gallant is described by WNPR as “fearless … an alchemist/anarchist who blends jazz with gritty grunge rock, classical chops, turbo-powered passages, funky backbeats and sweet, salon-like moods.”
Vocalist Irene Jalenti and her quartet present a concert dedicated to the music of jazz icon Thelonious Monk. Known for his signature improvisational style, many of Monk’s compositions are part of the jazz canon. Join them as they celebrate the centennial year of this legendary pianist by performing fresh arrangements of Monk’s most influential melodies.
On Memorial Day the United States remembers the men and women who have died in service to the country. Poppies became a symbol of remembrance after World War I, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields."
What is it like to watch a neighborhood change over time?
America’s urban streets have long inspired documentary photographers. In "Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography," photographers show the transforming urban landscape through images of neighborhoods, buildings, and people.
At the top of the stairs inside the Renwick Gallery, a soft light shifts from magenta to marigold to dusky blue. For more than a year, Janet Echelman's woven sculpture "1.8 Renwick" has beckoned people into the Grand Salon. Suspended high above, this installation transforms the space—it is both an artwork and an experience. This room feels different, and it shows in the groups of people... View details ⇨
Film meets life—and art—in this lively scene showing moviegoers filtering in and out of a movie theater. Xavier Barile painted New York's 42nd Street Apollo Theatre aglow beneath a starry sky, the marquee advertising director Otto Preminger's controversial film, The Moon is Blue.
Explore the ways Barile's "42nd Street Nocturne" and Preminger's film challenged Americans' notions of painting... View details ⇨