Maine Film Center | Railroad Square Cinema presents
Sponsored by the Colby Museum of Art
The films will be introduced by Kris Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement.
A Create-It Kit inspired by the work of Carmen Herrera will be distributed at this program, and also will be available at the museum for the remainder of the month (while supplies last). The kits include all the materials needed to create art in your own living spaces.
Three documentaries will be shown that feature female artists. All of the artists have works in the Colby College Museum of Art’s permanent collection.
The 100 Years Show (2017, 30 minutes) tells the story of Carmen Herrera, who sold her first painting at age 89, and is now widely accepted as one of the leading postwar abstract painters. Untitled by Carmen Herrera is currently on view at the Colby College Museum of Art.
Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business (2020, 8 minutes) is a short that takes place in the artist’s Los Angeles studio, as she speaks about collecting objects, African American history, art as a weapon, and making people think.
Miss Alma Thomas: A Life in Color (2021, 20 min). This is the first documentary film that explores Thomas’ incredible life through the lens of curators, art specialists, scholars, and her family, and features award-winning actress Alfre Woodard as the voice of Alma Thomas. Colby College Museum of Art’s work by Alma Thomas, Red Tree in High Winter, is currently part of a multi-city traveling exhibition, Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful.
Saturday, April 16 at 10:00AM
Free and open to the public!