Modern Art in Technicolor: Art, Film, and American Identity

Date: 

Friday, January 27, 2017, 2:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. See website for museum admission.
Film: John Frankenheimer The Manchurian Candidate, 1962 (126 min.; black and white)
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm

Modern Art in Technicolor: Art, Film, and American Identity Focusing on postwar American art and film, this series examines the formation of national identity. Each screening pairs a work from the museums’ modern and contemporary art collection with a film that speaks to its concerns. As in any dialogue, the conversation goes both ways: as the chosen artworks reveal hidden complexities in apparently simple films, the selected films use narrative to tease out and make apparent the aesthetic and social ambitions of art.

The series is programmed by Harmon Siegel, a Ph.D. student in the History of Art and Architecture program at Harvard.

Today’s film: John Frankenheimer The Manchurian Candidate, 1962 (126 min.; black and white)
Before the screening, view Andy Warhol’s Lenin (in Gallery 3610, on Level 3).

The screening will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level.

Support for this program is provided by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.