Cinema: A seven-week tour through art history!

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Center for Contemporary Arts

1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Santa Fe NM 87505


| $52/$42 for CCA members.
| Individual tickets ($10.50/$9/$8.50/$7.50) will be sold through our website or in person for each show.


Phone | 505-982-1338

Cinema: A seven-week tour through art history! Passes for Masters and Museums now on sale!

Spinning off from our popular Exhibition on Screen series, our latest series Masters and Museums takes a step further into art history. This seven-week, nine-program series takes us from Russia, with a glimpse into the Hermitage and the Russian avant-garde, to Michelangelo’s studio, to forgotten works by Monet, to Bosch and the American Impressionists. A new documentary on Agnes Martin will be screened, along with shorter works on Ellsworth Kelly, Brice Marden, Carrie-Ann Weems and Kiki Smith.
Passes, which offer discounted viewings and priority seating, are now on sale, at $52/$42 for CCA members.  Individual tickets ($10.50/$9/$8.50/$7.50) will be sold through our website or in person for each show.
Call 982-1338 to buy your pass today!
The program includes:
Revolution: New Art for a New World              
11a Friday May 12-Sunday May 14, 5:30p Monday May 15-Thursday May 18
Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators, and performers and personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, Margy Kinmonth’s bold film brings the Russian Avant-Garde, led by artists including Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich, to life. Though stifled after just 15 years by totalitarian officials, and Stalin’s push for Realism, this movement created some of the world’s most visionary and powerful works. (U.K.-Russia, 2017, 90m)
Hermitage Revealed            
11a Friday May 19-Sunday May 21, 5:30p Monday May 22-Thursday May 25
“Does a good job of showing the massive array of paintings, sculptures, gilded furnishings …  We’re talking Rembrandt, Titian, Rubens, and two Da Vinci Madonnas.” –Georgia Straight
With more than 3 million treasures and more curators than any other museum, the Hermitage is one of the world’s greatest art institutions. In celebration of its 250th anniversary, this thrilling journey traces its history, offering unprecedented access to spectacular artworks and the human stories behind this remarkable museum. (U.K.-Russia, 2014, 83m)
I, Claude Monet                      
11a Friday May 26-Monday May 29, 5:30p Tuesday May 30-June 1
Perhaps the world’s favorite artist, Monet painted the picture that launched Impressionism and then kept on working. Using more than 2,500 of his letters, and shot on the locations of his most iconic works, Phil Grabsky’s film tells a gripping tale of a man that, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide, which alternated with humor and love of life. An Exhibition on Screen title. (U.K., 2017, 90m)
The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism  
11a Friday June 2-Sunday June 4, 5:30p Monday June 5-Thursday June 8
After taking its lead from French artists including Renoir and Monet, the American Impressionist movement followed its own path for 40 years. Inspired by the blockbuster show at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, this film features works by Cecilia Beaux, William Merritt Chase, Charles C. Curran, Jane Peterson, Philip Leslie Hale, Childe Hassam, Violet Oakley and J. Alden Weir, who contributed to a sumptuous visual language that today serves as a window into a rapidly maturing nation. An Exhibition on Screen title. (U.K., 2017, 90m)
The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch                                            
11a Friday June 9-Sunday June 11, 5:30p Monday June 12-Thursday June 15
“One of the most important exhibitions of our century.” –The Guardian
After 500 years, Bosch’s paintings still shock and fascinate us. Delve into the vivid imagination of a true visionary, the creator of strange, fantastical paintings that perhaps resonate with 21st-century viewers better than any before them. The film follows the launch of the largest retrospective, held in a museum in his hometown. An Exhibition on Screen title. (U.K., 2017, 90m)
Michelangelo: Love and Death                              
11a Friday June 16-Sunday June 18, 5:30p Monday June 19-Thursday June 22
We all recognize Michelangelo’s sculptures and paintings—the towering statue of David, the moving Pietà in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter and his tour-de-force, the Sistine Chapel ceiling—but how much do we really know about the man himself?  This cinematic journey travels from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the long and extraordinary life of Michelangelo, using expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words. An Exhibition on Screen title. (U.K., 2017, 90m)
Agnes Martin Before the Grid                                                                
Directors Katherine Brennan and Jina Brenneman in person
1p Sunday, June 25
One of the most admired and influential artists of the 20th century, Agnes Martin studied and taught at University of New Mexico, then found acclaim as the rare woman in the male-dominated modern art scene, including a solo exhibit at Betty Parsons in New York in 1958. And then, in 1964, having painted for 23 years, and now living in a one-room house with a dirt floor in Taos, Martin discovered a new mode of expression: the grid. This film uses the testimony of some of those who knew her well to revisit those early years, including never-before heard stories. (U.S., 2017, 56m)
Checkerboard Celebration                                      
Program 1, Kelly + Marden:
11a Friday June 23 and Sunday June 23 and 5:30p Monday-Tuesday June 26-7
Program 2, Smith + Weems: 11a Saturday June 24, 5:30p Wed-Thur June 27-June 28
Four films from the Checkerboard Film Foundation, which produced documentaries about visual artists, photographers, poets and architects who are making unique and important contributions to the American arts.
Program 1: Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments + Brice Marden  
11a Friday June 23 and Sunday June 23 and 5:30p Monday-Tuesday June 26-7
Widely regarded as one of America’s most important abstract painters, sculptors and printmakers, Ellsworth Kelly revisits the Paris of his early twenties, uncovering early influences which became leitmotifs that he would return to, reiterate, refine, and re-work for decades to come. Featuring interviews with Robert Storr, Anne d'Harnoncourt, Alfred Pacquement, Ann Temkin and Roberta Bernstein. (U.S., 2007, 66m) Preceded by BRICE MARDEN: shot shortly after Marden's 1975 exhibition at the Guggenheim, this film reveals the depth of intellectual creativity behind the enigmatic abstract painter’s early works. “I wouldn’t trust a painter unless i thought he or she was crazy in some way.” (U.S., 1977, 22m)
Program 2: Kiki Smith: Squatting the Palace + Carrie Mae Weems
11a Saturday June 24, 5:30p Wed-Thur June 27-June 28
Shot in 2005, SQUATTING THE PALACE follows as Kiki Smith prepares for a massive installation in Venice, culminating in a successful opening. Smith, who is famous for her explorations in numerous disciplines, has exhibited her works at MoMA, the Walker Art Center, San Francisco MoMA, the Whitney and other prestigious venues (d. Vivien Bittencourt, Vincent Katz, U.S., 2007, 44m). Carrie Mae Weems discusses nearly a quarter century of work in this 2004 documentary, including her photographic projects exploring her family, race, parenthood and the African diaspora, along with print series that signaled a shift into new forms (d. Edgar Howard, 2012, 29m)

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The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) is an arts and culture hub for northern New Mexico's diverse communities. Founded in 1979, CCA is one of the oldest artist-centered organizations in the American Southwest, committed to supporting emerging and established artists. CCA draws more than 55,000 visitors annually for exhibitions, independent films, performances, and education/public programs.
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Location: Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Cinematheque Hours: opens 45 minutes before the screening of the first film every day
Muñoz Waxman Gallery Hours: Thursday 3-8pm, Friday-Sunday, 12-5pm
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