The public is invited to attend the second season of free screenings of public art-themed documentary films. The series begins on Thursday, January 21, with “The Gates,” and continues with screenings on the third Thursdays in February, March, and April. The films are presented by the City of Palm Desert Public Art Department and UCR Palm Desert. The screenings will be held at 6 p.m. at UCR Palm Desert. The remaining films are:
Thursday, February 18, “Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments” The film follows the artist Ellsworth Kelly as he revisits the Paris of his early twenties, and uncovers early influences that became leitmotifs that the artist would reiterate, refine and re-work for decades to come. Following the film, there will be a discussion with Tyler Stallings, Director of the Sweeney Art Gallery at UCR.
Thursday, March 18, “Herb & Dorothy” The film tells the extraordinary story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history by devoting all of Herb’s salary to purchasing art while living off Dorothy’s pay. This film will be followed by a conversation with local collectors Karen Prinzmetal and Jim West.
Thursday, April 15, “George Segal: American Still Life” The film tells the story of one man’s search for a unique way to express himself, and in the process, provides a lively history of American culture in the last half of the 20th Century. A conversation with Lisa Soccio, Assistant Professor/Gallery Director at College of the Desert, will follow the film.
Film screenings are free, but reservations are required.
To reserve your seat for the entire series, please register HERE.