Programs & Events
- Please note that there will be limited access to certain areas of the Museum at various times through May 31 as we install the summer exhibition. Gallery closed: May 13 through 31. The entire Museum (including Café Flo and outbuildings) will be closed on Wednesday, May 29.
May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Goya
Co-sponsored by The Kate
Enjoy an armchair visit to the great museums of the world through this series of art exhibitions on film.
$15 (members $13) – Box Office fees apply; go online at The Kate or contact The Kate for tickets at (860) 510-0453.
Museum members should contact the Front Desk at (860) 434-5542, ext. 111 for special member discount code.
FILM #5: Goya
Saturday, May 25, 1pm
Francisco Goya is Spain’s most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Not only a brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain’s troubled past, he is a gifted portrait painter and social commentator par excellence. Goya takes the genre of portraiture to new heights and his genius is reappraised in a much-anticipated landmark exhibition at The National Gallery, London. The film uses this exhibition to look in depth at Goya’s eventful life.
Through extensive location footage, Goya’s revealing letters and a unique exhibition of masterpieces from great collections across the world, this film builds a fascinating portrait of the painter and the colourful world he painted. Influenced by Rembrandt and Velázquez, Goya explored a new realism where he did not flatter and was not afraid to reveal what he saw physically and psychologically. Yet this did not stop him securing major commissions from powerful individuals seeking the prestige of being painted by the best artist of the day. Royalty, aristocrats, politicians and close friends were subjected to his highly modern approach that captured rapid changes of expression, gesture and emotion. Goya’s powerful vision and technical brilliance makes him one of the most admired and revered artists in the world today and indeed among the greatest painters to have lived.
Shown on the Kate’s BIG Screen!
OTHER FILMS IN THE SERIES:
FILM #6: Van Gogh & Japan
Saturday, June 8, 1pm
After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find – the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will, and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors.