PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Films and Documentaries

Shown throughout the week at the Museum.

Tuesday - Friday*

Paris 1928, 2014

11:00 am and 12:00 pm
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission
52 minutes

Dr James Fox tells the story of Paris in 1928. It was a city that attracted people dreaming of a better world after World War I. This was the year when the surrealists Magritte, Dali and Buñuel brought their bizarre new vision to the people, and when émigré writers and musicians such as Ernest Hemingway and George Gershwin came looking for inspiration. Paris in 1928 was where black musicians and dancers like Josephine Baker found adulation, where Cole Porter took time off from partying to write “Let's Do It,” and where radical architect Le Corbusier planned a modernist utopia that involved pulling down much of Paris itself. A BBC Production.

Tuesday - Friday*

Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes

1:00 pm
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission
28 minutes

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced with Music" celebrates one of the most dazzling cultural enterprises of the twentieth century. The Ballets Russes, established in 1909 by the indefatigable impresario Serge Diaghilev, revolutionized the art of ballet. Combining Russian and Western traditions with a healthy dose of modernism, the company thrilled and shocked audiences with its powerful fusion of choreography, music, design and dance. Though it was based in Paris, the company toured throughout Europe, the United States and South America. Its influence continues to be felt today.

Tuesday - Sunday*

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

3:00 pm
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission
30 minutes

Stuart Davis (1892-1964) was an American original. Trained as a realist painter, he became a pioneering abstract artist after seeing works by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso, and other European modernists at the Armory Show in New York in 1913. Davis's exuberant, colorful compositions echo the dynamism of the American scene and the rhythms of jazz, the artist's lifelong passion. This documentary, narrated by John Lithgow, surveys his career and includes original footage shot on location in New York and Gloucester, Massachusetts; interviews with scholars and a musician; images of Davis's paintings; and archival footage and photographs of the artist.

Saturday and Sunday*

The 20’s: From Illusion to Disillusion, 1991

11:00 am
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission
77 minutes

The wild and crazy ’20s... the Jazz Age... the dangerous decade that laid the groundwork for many of the debacles of the remainder of the century. The end of World War I marked the end of the sufferings of war, and of the standards and expectations of the 19th century: hems came up, morality was redefined, and the search was on for the new. The ’20s were a fertile time for artistic innovation and for dictatorships—the cruelties of the Bolshevik Revolution were only a prologue to the works of Stalin; Mussolini rose to power; Poland’s democracy died; Hitler’s Brown Shirts made themselves known. The decade of technological innovation, of Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight and Jack Dempsey’s heavyweight championship, of Sacco and Vanzetti, of Fitzgerald and Hemingway, of Coco Chanel and the Charleston ended with the stock market debacle of 1929, the crash heard round the world.

Saturday and Sunday*

Paris was a Woman, 1996

12:30pm
*with exceptions for special programs
Free with Museum admission
75 minutes

A film portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors (including Colette, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas) who flocked to the Left Bank of Paris in the early decades of the 20th century. Utilizing groundbreaking research and newly discovered home movies, Paris Was a Woman re-creates the mood and flavor of this female artistic community in Paris during its most magical era.

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Nassau County Museum of Art
One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576
Click here for directions

Contact Us

(516) 484-9338

Education & Programs, ext. 12
Facility Rental, ext. 45
Giving & Support, ext. 25
Manes Center, ext. 48
Membership, ext. 23 

© 2018 NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.