Sunday Matinee Films - "Art Colonies in America: The American Impressionists" and "Edgar Payne - The Scenic Journey"

Event Details

Date: March 10, 2013

Time: 01:30 pm to 03:30 pm

Location: Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium

Cost: Free with admission

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


Art Colonies in America: The American Impressionist (1:30 p.m.)
This film studies four colonies: Cos Cob and Old Lyme, Connecticut; Shinnecock, Long Island; and Laguna Beach, California. Each colony had a devoted core of resident artists working in distinctive geographic locations, connected by the rise and spread of Impressionist practices in America. Painting en plein air, these artists explored the landscape around them whether domesticated or primitive taking the emerging style of European Impressionism and making it uniquely American. Directed by Albert J. Kallis, 2004, 46 minutes. Documentary, not rated.

Edgar Payne – The Scenic Journey (2:25 p.m.)
The dean of California Impressionism, Edgar Payne came from humble origins. Born in 1882 or 1883 in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, his father was a carpenter and Payne came up through the construction trades as a teenager, teaching himself to paint along the way. Relocating to California after spending time in Texas and Chicago, he set out to make his fame in landscape painting. Historic photographs and images of Payne's works, along with film footage of the artist working en plein air, tell the story of a genius who embraced the painterly approach of the French Impressionists. Producer/Director Joshua V. Hassel, with narration by Michael Paglia and a number of art historians, 2012, Colorado Public Television. 57 minutes, documentary-not rated.

No registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-seated. Groups are welcome.

Free with museum admission.