The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to bring back for the second year the Journeys in Art History film series.The series will begin in January with an encore of a beloved film from last year and continues with three brand new films each month through April. The focus of the series is to introduce the works of history’s greatest painters and to provide opportunities to view blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries worldwide.

Film events in 2018 will take place in January, February, March and April.

 

 

mANET: Portraying Life

Exhibition on Screen

Tuesday, February 27 at 1:30 pm

Admission: $9 for RBFS member; $10 for future members Reservations can be purchased online or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. Admission will be available at the door if seating available. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

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

The extremely popular exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London was the first ever retrospective devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet. Spanning this enigmatic and, at times, controversial artist’s entire career, the exhibition brought together works from across Europe, Asia and the USA, revealing Manet’s forward-thinking, modern approach to portraiture. The film gives the audience exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the exhibition’s preparation, while interweaving a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th century Paris. Host Tim Marlow and special guests look at the craft of one of the all-time great artists, the ‘father of modern art’. [2013, UK, Runtime: 92 minutes, Not Rated].

 

 

 

 

Leonardo: From the National Gallery, London

Exhibition on Screen

Tuesday, March 6 at 1:30 pm
Tuesday, March 27 at 1:30 pm

Admission: $9 for RBFS member; $10 for future members Reservations can be purchased online (coming soon) or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. Admission will be available at the door if seating available. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

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

A remarkable event at London’s National Gallery assembled the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings for a unique exhibition ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan.’ Given exclusive access to the opening night of the exhibition, the film captures the excitement of the occasion and provides a fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works. Art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow offers his insight into the great masterpieces and invites the opinions of the curators, restorers and other specially invited guests. Interwoven is an insightful biography filmed at the locations of Leonardo’s life as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the preparations of what was undoubtedly a once-only exhibition which also included the first newly attributed Leonardo in over a century. [2013, UK, 90 minutes, Not Rated].

 

 

 

artists' garden: American Impressionism

Exhibition on Screen

Tuesday, April 3 at 1:30 pm
Tuesday, April 24 at 1:30 pm

Admission: $9 for RBFS member; $10 for future members Reservations can be purchased online (coming soon) or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. Admission will be available at the door if seating available. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

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

Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet, the American impressionist movement followed its own path which over a forty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerizing film is a feast for the eyes. The Artists' Garden: American Impressionism features the sell-out exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut.  [2017, UK, 87 minutes, Not Rated].