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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Arty Facts "Materials and Decorations"

11:00 AM Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

What are some of the usual and unusual supplies artists use for their creations?

Museum Guide tour

1:00 PM Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

A Museum Guide leads a free tour in the exhibition Unearthing the Truth: Egypt's Pagan and Coptic Sculpture.

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Film and Discussion: Before Night Falls

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Similar to the lush, visual landscapes in Hernan Bas's paintings, Before Night Falls (Julian Schnabel, 2000, R, 125 min.) is a poetic and visually stunning film by painter-turned-film-director Julian Schnabel. Actor Javier Bardem portrays the extraordinary life of Cuban novelist and poet Reinaldo Arenas in an Academy Award–nominated performance. Arenas, the author of over 20 passionate novels, grew up in Cuba, where he was arrested and persecuted for being gay, and left for Miami on the Mariel boat lift in 1980. He later moved to New York where he died in 1990.

Arty Facts "Materials and Decorations"

2:00 PM Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

What are some of the usual and unusual supplies artists use for their creations?

Panel Discussion: "Feminist Archaeology"

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

In conjunction with the exhibition The Fertile Goddess, scholars Ellen Belcher and Diana Craig Patch discuss early female figurines of the Neolithic Period from ancient Mesopotamia and of the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods from ancient Egypt. Moderated by exhibition curator Madeleine Cody, the panel will investigate issues of interpretation, function, and provenance that have influenced how herstory is uncovered.

Museum Guide tour

2:00 PM Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

A Museum Guide leads a free tour titled "The Creative Process" in the exhibition Rodin.

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Gallery Talk by Student Guide

2:30 PM Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Sondra Tannenbaum, a Student Guide, leads an interactive gallery talk on classical influence in American art entitled “Always Classical, Always in Style: Reinventing Greco-Roman Art from 1700 to 1900.” Learn more about Museum tours and the Student Guide program.

Museum Guide tour

3:00 PM Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

A Museum Guide leads a free tour titled "Art of the WPA" in the exhibition American Identities.

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Gallery Talk by Student Guide

3:30 PM Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Samantha Barnes, a Student Guide, leads an interactive gallery talk. Learn more about Museum tours and the Student Guide program.