June is Art on Film month featuring eleven documentaries covering different art forms from literature to painting and film to music.  The month begins with the documentaries Hey Boo! about Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and Secret Museums, an exploration into the world of erotic art (most of it kept at the Vatican). In Guest of Cindy Sherman, Paul H-O, a fixture of the New York art scene in the 1990s, begins a romantic relationship with camera-shy artist Cindy Sherman. Travel the world with art critic Ben Lewis as he probes the minds of Takashi Murakami, Matthew Barney, and Maurizio Cattelan in Art Safari. First Face examines one of the most recognizable images in the world—George Washington’s portrait on the dollar bill. Women Art Revolution (WAR) traces the major developments in women’s art of the 1970s. To coincide with the successful “Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass”exhibit, we’ll be showing two hour-long films: Chihuly and the Masters of Venice and Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem. Cameraman is a passionate film about the legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff (The African Queen, Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes). The Art on Film series closes with Big Shoes: Walking and Talking the Blues about blues band the Scissormen, who will perform after the screening.

The Boston Globe, “MFA screen series explores great art, film, literature, music”

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