Maine Film Center | Railroad Square Cinema presents
Sponsored by the Colby Museum of Art
The film will be introduced by Kris Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement.
Aggie is a documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist, Agnew “Aggie” Gund. The film opens with Aggie selling Roy Lichtenstein’s Masterpiece for $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund. This fund makes direct grants to artists and advocates focused on safely reducing the prison population, promoting justice reinvestment and creating art that changes the narrative around mass incarceration. In June 2021, the artist Julie Mehretu announced her donation of a major painting, Dissident Score, to support the Art for Justice Fund, joining a list of artists who have done the same. The Colby College Museum of Art has a work by Julie Mehretu currently on view in A Poetics of Atmosphere: Lorna Simpson’s Cloudscape and Other Works from the Collection.
Saturday, April 9 at 10:00AM
Free and open to the public!
Proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID-19 test) and masking at all indoor events is required