Film

Paris: A Metropolitan Masterpiece (1996, 29 min.); Grand Paris: The President and the Architect (2010, 50 min.)

About the series: These documentary films explore key moments in the modernization and re-envisioning of the urban landscape of Paris, from Baron Haussmann’s radical renovations in the 1860s under Emperor Napoleon III to modern-day planning for the great city’s future. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye, these films recall the dramatic transformation of Paris witnessed by the artist, illustrate the dynamic evolution of an iconic city, and chronicle challenges in urban development.

Paris, 19th Century: The Invention of the Modern City (1991, 49 min.); Paris Ring (2004, 54 min.)

About the series: These documentary films explore key moments in the modernization and re-envisioning of the urban landscape of Paris, from Baron Haussmann’s radical renovations in the 1860s under Emperor Napoleon III to modern-day planning for the great city’s future. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye, these films recall the dramatic transformation of Paris witnessed by the artist, illustrate the dynamic evolution of an iconic city, and chronicle challenges in urban development.

Paris: A Metropolitan Masterpiece (1996, 29 min.); Grand Paris: The President and the Architect (2010, 50 min.)

About the series: These documentary films explore key moments in the modernization and re-envisioning of the urban landscape of Paris, from Baron Haussmann’s radical renovations in the 1860s under Emperor Napoleon III to modern-day planning for the great city’s future. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye, these films recall the dramatic transformation of Paris witnessed by the artist, illustrate the dynamic evolution of an iconic city, and chronicle challenges in urban development.

Paris, 19th Century: The Invention of the Modern City (1991, 49 min.); Paris Ring (2004, 54 min.)

About the series: These documentary films explore key moments in the modernization and re-envisioning of the urban landscape of Paris, from Baron Haussmann’s radical renovations in the 1860s under Emperor Napoleon III to modern-day planning for the great city’s future. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye, these films recall the dramatic transformation of Paris witnessed by the artist, illustrate the dynamic evolution of an iconic city, and chronicle challenges in urban development.

Matisse (2014, 97 min.)

About the series: Award-winning arts documentarian Phil Grabsky takes viewers behind-the-scenes in three world-class museum exhibitions to hear from art experts, as well as notable artists, writers, and performers, about some of Europe’s most beloved masters. These informative feature films detail each artist’s biography and achievements with location footage and glorious high-definition shots of the masterpieces on view. 

Free; no reservations required.

Kahn Auditorium

Vincent van Gogh—A New Way of Seeing (2014, 97 min.)

About the series: Award-winning arts documentarian Phil Grabsky takes viewers behind-the-scenes in three world-class museum exhibitions to hear from art experts, as well as notable artists, writers, and performers, about some of Europe’s most beloved masters. These informative feature films detail each artist’s biography and achievements with location footage and glorious high-definition shots of the masterpieces on view. 

Free; no reservations required.

Kahn Auditorium

Rembrandt (2014, 95 min.)

About the series: Award-winning arts documentarian Phil Grabsky takes viewers behind-the-scenes in three world-class museum exhibitions to hear from art experts, as well as notable artists, writers, and performers, about some of Europe’s most beloved masters. These informative feature films detail each artist’s biography and achievements with location footage and glorious high-definition shots of the masterpieces on view. 

Free; no reservations required.

Kahn Auditorium

Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist (2002, 56 min.)

About the series: This documentary series traces the life stories of four of modern art’s most ambitious, penetrating, and lyrical artists. Their unique achievements are beautifully characterized with discussions about important masterpieces and archival footage, as well as interviews with art historians, friends and family, and other artists. Offered in conjunction with The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass.

Free; no reservations required. 

Kahn Auditorium

Auguste Rodin: Hands of a Genius (2006, 43 min.)

About the series: This documentary series traces the life stories of four of modern art’s most ambitious, penetrating, and lyrical artists. Their unique achievements are beautifully characterized with discussions about important masterpieces and archival footage, as well as interviews with art historians, friends and family, and other artists. Offered in conjunction with The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass.

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