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Friday Films

The Morse presents three film series each season on topics related to the Museum’s collection and art in general. These series, streamed online at 1 p.m. on selected Fridays, are free, but space is limited for each film. Please click the “Event Registration” links below to make reservations, or call (407) 645-5311, extension 115. Event registrations open one month prior to the first day of the film series.

If doing so complies with the special safety measures, procedures, and visitor guidelines determined and implemented by the Museum on designated dates, films will also be shown on-site at 11 a.m. on the same selected Fridays in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum). Capacity is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

2021-2022

Fall Series: More to Mucha

Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) is best known for his graphic designs of beautiful women used in advertising. Explore Mucha’s advertisements for actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844–1923) and his mural project, the Slav Epic, which took 18 years to complete. This series will be streamed online; there will not be an on-site option.

October 15, 2021

Paris: Sex and Sensibility—The Allure of Art Nouveau (50 minutes)
Event registration

October 22, 2021

Mucha: The Story of an Artist Who Created a Style (47 minutes)
Event registration

October 29, 2021

Continuation of Mucha: The Story of an Artist Who Created a Style (47 minutes)
Event registration

  • Books Related to Fall 2021: More to Mucha
  • Alphonse Mucha by Agnes Husslein-Arco, Jean Louis Gaillemen,
    Michel Hilaire, and Christiane Lange

Winter Series: A Celebration of American Art

Discover more about artists represented in the exhibition The Stebbins Collection: A Gift for the Morse Museum. This five-part series focuses on American art—from Hudson River School painters such as Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902) to twentieth-century artists such as Edward Hopper (1882–1967).

January 28, 2022

The Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers (72 minutes)

February 4, 2022

The Hudson River School: Cultivating a Tradition (55 minutes)

February 11, 2022

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA—Episode 1: From Wild West to Abstract Expressionism (59 minutes)

February 18, 2022

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA—Episode 2: From the Big City to Rothko (59 minutes)

February 25, 2022

Big Sky, Big Dreams, Big Art: Made in the USA—Episode 3: From Small Town to David Smith (59 minutes)

  • Books Related to Winter 2022: A Celebration of American Art
  • How the Post Office Created America: A History by Winifred Gallagher
  • The Stebbins Collection: A Gift for the Morse Museum by Regina Palm

Spring Series: Discover da Vinci

This series examines the life and work of Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519). Learn the biography of this well-known master and explore the science behind da Vinci’s painting, including how the artist’s unique techniques have helped modern scholars to rediscover one of his works.

March 25, 2022

Leonardo da Vinci—An Uncomfortable Genius (49 minutes)

April 1, 2022

Decoding da Vinci (54 minutes)

April 8, 2022

Leonardo’s Rediscovered Masterpiece (55 minutes)

  • Books Related to Spring 2022: Discover da Vinci
  • Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
  • The Night Portrait: A Novel of World War II and da Vinci’s Italy
    by Laura Morelli
  • Young Girl Holding a Bouquet of Flowers
  • Young Girl Holding a Bouquet of Flowers, 1900
  • Color lithograph
  • Alphonse Marie Mucha, Czechoslovakian, 1860–1939
  • (PO-011-68)