Moving Pictures

September 13–December 9, 2006

Moving Pictures

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Oct 26, 2006 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Travel back in time with The American Magic Lantern Theater, and experience the boisterous fun of an 1890s magic-lantern show—the kind of show that led to moving pictures.

Oct 20, 2006 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

In this panel discussion, Nancy Mowll Mathews, Howard Besser, and Elizabeth Hutchinson, will address issues raised by Moving Pictures: How might the exhibition’s reconsideration of the dynamics between fine art and film, high and low culture affect the disciplines of art history, cinema studies, and cultural history?

Oct 03, 2006 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Charles Musser, Professor of American Studies and Film Studies, Yale University, will explore controversies surrounding American versus French cinema that emerged as early as 1896, when the Lumière Cinématographe arrived in the United States and Edison's Vitascope made its debut.

Sep 20, 2006 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

By Nancy Mowll Mathews, curator of the exhibition and Eugénie Prendergast Senior Curator of 19th and 20th Century Art, Williams College Museum of Art.

Sep 13, 2006 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

The term “golden hour” denotes the ephemeral moment of perfect cinematic twilight. From stereoscopes to soundtracks, many of the contemporary artists in this exhibition draw upon early film techniques to imagine new possibilities for the moving picture.