Friday, October 4 2013
| 11 am
East Building, Museum Auditorium
Many stars of the silver screen were serious collectors of art. Director Billy Wilder famously joked that he started to collect art before he started to collect money. Some collectors—like newspaper tycoon William Randolph Heart (the real-life Citizen Kane)—amassed works of art on an unprecedented scale. Others—like Harpo Marx—bought paintings from living American artists. This lecture by Laura Fravel, GlaxoSmithKline curatorial fellow and doctoral candidate at UNC–Chapel Hill, explores connections between the NCMA’s permanent collection and Hollywood’s golden age.
The discussion continues over a lunch catered by Iris restaurant. Register online or call the Museum Box Office, (919) 715-5923. Registration and payment for the combined program required by 4 pm on the Tuesday before the event.
Thomas Hart Benton, Spring on the Missouri, 1945, oil and tempera on Masonite panel, Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina