The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to present the first annual Journeys in Art History Series. The focus of this film series is to introduce the works of history’s greatest painters and provide opportunities to view blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries worldwide. Monthly sessions will feature guest speakers who will moderate engaging post-film discussions.

Film events in 2017 will take place in February, March and April.

 

Exhibition on Screen

pAINTING THE MODERN GARDEN: MONET TO MATISSE

Monday, February 27 at 2:00 pm 

Admission: $6 per person. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. Advance reservations will close Monday, February 27 at 9:30 am. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

From the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seebüll, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse is a magical journey to discover how Monet and his contemporaries built and cultivated modern gardens. Guided by passionate curators, artists and garden enthusiasts, this remarkable collection of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century discuss the rise of the modern garden in popular culture and the public’s enduring fascination with gardens today. Long considered spaces for expressing color, light and atmosphere, the garden has occupied the creative minds of some of the world’s greatest artists. As Monet said, ‘Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything’. For lovers of art or lovers of gardens, this is an ideal film. In her eyeforfilm.com review, Jennie Kermode says, “A film full of detail and replete with beauty, Painting the Modern Garden is a piece of art that is itself likely to be treasured over time. It's a must for those with a pre-existing love of impressionism, and a fascinating introductory piece for others.” [2016, Italy, Runtime: 93 minutes, Not Rated]

 

 

 

Exhibition on Screen

Girl with a Pearl Earring and Other Treasures from
the Mauritshuis in the Hague

Monday, March 27 at 2:00 pm

Admission: $6 per person. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. Advance reservations will close Monday, March 27 at 9:30 am. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer is one of the most enduring paintings in the history of art. Its most recent world tour garnered huge lines for the briefest glimpse of its majestic beauty. Yet the painting itself is cloaked in mystery. This gorgeous film seeks to answer the many questions associated with this extraordinary piece. Who was this girl? Why and how was she painted? And why is this painting so revered? Enjoy unparalleled access to the much-loved Mauritshuis gallery as this gripping detective story seeks to answer many of the unanswered questions surrounding this enigmatic painting and its mysterious creator. Andrew Pulver of the Guardian said of the film, “a lovingly photographed documentary, in high-definition, about the blockbuster exhibition, gives a more nuanced view of Vermeer and his exquisite little world of Delft.”  [2015, USA, Runtime: 90 minutes, Not Rated]

A post film discussion will be led by Jane Casazza. Ms. Casazza is a painter and printmaker who also volunteers as docent emeritus at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. She has also served as Education Outreach Coordinator for the Rehoboth Art League and as board member for the Rehoboth Beach Film Society. Ms. Casazza is a retired art teacher who taught in the Fairfax County Schools.

 

 

 

Exhibition on Screen

Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

Monday, April 10 at 2:00 pm

Admission: $6 per person. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. Advance reservations will close Monday, March 27 at 9:30 am. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door.

Location:Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes map 

Explore the dramatic story and iconic work of the world’s most beloved artist, Vincent Van Gogh. With exclusive original research revealing incredible new discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other and a fresh and gripping fresh biography. Enjoy complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of the museum which includes a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the recent 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. The director, David Bickerstaff says, “What this film can do is give people time to actually sit with the works, to digest information, to go on a bit of a journey into lesser-known parts of his life — I think there are a lot of surprises. The cinema will immerse you.” [2015, UD, Runtime: 90 minutes, NR]

This screening is sponsored by the Peninsula Gallery. The Peninsula specializes in original art representing some of Rehoboth’s best local artists as well as a selection of regional and international artists. The Peninsula Gallery is located across the canal bridge on Savannah Road on the first floor of the Beacon Motel.

A post film discussion will be moderated by Ellen Notar. Ms. Notar received her MS and Ph.D. at University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MA at University of Michigan. She has taught art history and semiotics for over 25 years at the university level. She is a painter and printmaker and has shown in DC, Chicago, Santa Fe, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Her art is in collections around the US, Europe,  and Mexico. She currently lives in Lewes and is participating in the local art community, both as a studio artist and teaching art history for the University of Delaware’s Academy of Lifelong Learning.