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.

2016-2017

Fall Series: The Art of Gothic

Explore the Gothic Revival in this three-part series, which recounts its break with the Enlightenment and its visual vocabulary, examines Gothic Revival architecture in the 19th century, and documents the ubiquity of Gothic today.

October 14, 2016
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Art of Gothic: Liberty, Diversity, Depravity (50 minutes)

October 21, 2016
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Art of Gothic: The City and the Soul (50 minutes)

October 28, 2016
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Art of Gothic: Blood For Sale—Gothic Goes Global (50 minutes)

  • Books Related to Fall 2016 Series: The Art of Gothic
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker

Winter Series: Collections
and Collectors

America has had a long love affair with museums. Learn about this history and delve into the particular stories of three well-known American collectors: Isabella Stewart Gardner, Albert C. Barnes, and Peggy Guggenheim.

January 27, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Great Museums: Riches, Rivals & Radicals—100 Years of Museums in America (56 minutes)

February 3, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Great Museums: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—Collective Vision (26 minutes) and
Art of the Heist: The World’s Biggest Heist (53 minutes)

February 10, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Barnes Collection (55 minutes)

February 17, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (43 minutes)

February 24, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Continuation of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (53 minutes)

  • Books Related to Winter 2017 Series: Collections and Collectors
  • The House of Barnes: The Man, The Collection, The Controversy
    by Neil L. Rudenstine
  • Old Masters, New World: America’s Raid on Europe’s Great Pictures
    by Cynthia Saltzman
  • Riches, Rivals & Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America
    by Marjorie Schwarzer

Spring Series: Women and Art

From Italy during the Renaissance to the court of Marie Antoinette to the Impressionists, The Story of Women and Art series examines the contributions of women in art. The series concludes with a film about documentary photographer Dorothea Lange, who is best known for her work The Migrant Mother.

April 21, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Story of Women in Art: Episode 1 (60 minutes)

April 28, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Story of Women in Art: Episode 2 (60 minutes)

May 5, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

The Story of Women in Art: Episode 3 (60 minutes)

May 12, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

American Masters: Dorothea Lange—Grab a Hunk of Lightning
(54 minutes)

May 19, 2017
12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Continuation of American Masters: Dorothea Lange—Grab a Hunk of Lightning (54 minutes)

  • Books Related to Spring 2017 Series: Women and Art
  • Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
    by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
  • Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence by Jane Fortune
  • Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Houses: Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu
    by Barbara Buhler Lynes and Agapita Judy Lopez
  • Learn more about Gothic Revival in <em>The Art of Gothic</em>
  • Learn more about Gothic Revival in The Art of Gothic, a three-part BBC series hosted by art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon.