The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art



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Friday Brown Bag Matinees

The Morse presents three film series each season on topics related to the Museum’s collection and art in general. Admission is free. These lunchtime matinees are shown at noon on select Fridays in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum). Those attending are invited to bring a lunch. The Museum provides soft drinks and themed refreshments.

2017-2018

Fall Series: Celebrating 75 Years

The Morse Museum is 75 this year, and so are some great films. Come and enjoy screenings of two classics.

October 13, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Pride of the Yankees (68 minutes)

October 20, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Continuation of The Pride of the Yankees (60 minutes)

October 27, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Casablanca (71 minutes)

November 3, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Continuation of Casablanca (71 minutes)

  • Books Related to Fall 2017 Series: Celebrating 75 Years
  • Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig by Jonathan Eig
  • We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie by Noah Isenberg

Winter Series: Portraits

Explore artistic representations of the human face in The Face of Britain, a five-part series from the BBC that looks at portraits of the famous, the bourgeois, and the working class.

January 26, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Face of Power: Episode 1 (50 minutes)

February 2, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Faces of the People: Episode 2 (50 minutes)

February 9, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Face of Fame: Episode 3 (50 minutes)

February 16, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Look of Love: Episode 4 (50 minutes)

February 23, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Face in the Mirror: Episode 5 (50 minutes)

  • Books Related to Winter 2018 Series: Portraits
  • Queen Victoria and Thomas Sully by Carrie Rebora Barratt
  • The Face of Britain: The Nation through Its Portraits by Simon Schama
  • Lewis Carroll: Photography on the Move by Lindsay Smith

Spring Series: Art of America

Learn about American art from its beginning in the 16th century to modern day in the BBC's three-part Art in America documentary. The spring matinees also include a film examining the Hudson River School painters such as Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, and Albert Bierstadt.

April 13, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Art of America: Looking for Paradise (51 minutes)

April 20, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers (70 minutes)

April 27, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Art of America: Modern Dreams (50 minutes)

May 4, 2018
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Art of America: What Lies Beneath (51 minutes)

  • Books Related to Spring 2018 Series: Art of America
  • Bierstadt's West by Gerald L. Carr
  • The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision
    by Linda S. Ferber and The New-York Historical Society
  • Spectacular: A History of Las Vegas Neon by Melissa Johnson
  • The Modern Art Invasion: Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1913 Armory Show That Scandalized America by Elizabeth Lunday
  • John James Audubon: The Making of an American by Richard Rhodes
  • Learn about British portraits in this five-part series
  • Learn about British portraits in this five-part series, produced by the BBC.