Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film. Steve Wurtzler, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at Colby College will introduce the film.
This film screening is free and open to the public. The event is cosponsored by the Colby Cinema Studies, the Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Art Department, the Maine Film Center, and the Colby College Museum of Art.