The World’s Greatest Art Comes to U.S. Cinemas
as Fathom Events Presents ‘EXHIBITION ON SCREEN’
Series of Five Blockbuster Exhibitions will Screen in Theaters Beginning January 13, 2015
DENVER – December 17, 2014 – Fathom Events, in association with Arts Alliance and Seventh Art Productions, is bringing five of the world’s most acclaimed art exhibitions to select U.S. cinemas with “EXHIBITION ON SCREEN,” kicking off on January 13, 2015. The first film, “Matisse from MoMA and Tate Modern,” is based on the critically acclaimed exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, now on view at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. These premiere cinema events, featuring Matisse, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and many more, will take audiences on a virtual guided tour of the exhibitions, and offer an opportunity to explore centuries of art history through high definition filmmaking. Screening in more than 300 movie theatres around the country, each film will allow audiences to experience exclusive interviews with art experts and historical figures, rare glimpses behind the scenes at the world’s top museums and compelling biographical details, all without museum crowds or the expenses of traveling. Even if you’ve already seen these exhibitions on tour, this film series will give you exclusive access and content that can’t be seen anywhere else.
“Exhibition on Screen” launches with “Matisse from MoMA and Tate Modern” and continues with the release of “Rembrandt from the National Gallery London & Rijksmuseum Amsterdam” on February 24, 2015; “Vincent van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam” on April 14, 2015; “Girl With a Pearl Earring and Other Treasures from the Mauritshuis in the Hague” on June 23, 2015; and “The Impressionists from the Musée de Luxembourg, Paris, National Gallery, London, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art” on July 14, 2015.
Tickets for the “Exhibition on Screen” series are available online at www.FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices. These high-definition exhibitions on screen will be presented at select cinemas around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“This landmark series provides audiences with a front row seat to a selection of the world’s greatest art,” Fathom Events vice president of programming, Kymberli Frueh-Owens said. “From the comfort of cinema theaters, art lovers will get to experience some of the very best works ever created, with access and intimacy that is simply not available at blockbuster exhibitions. It’s a unique experience for any culture lover.”
“The fact that art museums around the world are now bringing us their major exhibitions only goes to show that we’re doing something valuable for both the institution and the audience,” Phil Grabsky, head of Seventh Art Productions said. “It has always been my desire to share the privilege of being behind the scenes at these wonderful exhibitions – as well as spending time diving deep into the artists’ fascinating biographies. This new season could hardly be stronger – Matisse, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Rembrandt and the Impressionists – it’s going to be spectacular! Our cinema audiences will truly be experiencing the ‘bigger picture’!”
“Matisse from MoMA and Tate Modern”
Hailed as one of the most successful presentations to date for both The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Modern, the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs explores the final chapter in the artist’s career, during which his spectacular cut-outs were created. This cinema event based on the exhibition features rare archival footage of the artist at work, interviews with his friends and colleagues as well as Tate Director Nicholas Serota and Museum of Modern Art Director Glenn Lowry, and exhibition curators. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is on view at MoMA through February 8, 2015. The film also features a breath-taking performance by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine, commissioned especially for the film that will pay homage to the color, freedom, and innovation of Matisse’s work.
“Rembrandt from the National Gallery London & Rijksmuseum Amsterdam”
Take a journey through this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition curated by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, which focuses on the artist many consider one of the greatest painters of all time, and the stunning work created in his final years. Given exclusive access by both museums, the film documents this extraordinary presentation and interweaves Rembrandt’s life story with the preparations at both institutions. Rembrandt: The Late Works is currently on display at the National Gallery London and will open at the Rijksmuseum February 12, 2015.
“Vincent van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam”
Enjoy unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum in a special re-showing of the gallery’s collection in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing these masterpieces on the big screen while world-renowned curators and historians offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research and scholarship revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other.
“Girl with a Pearl Earring and Other Treasures from the Mauritshuis in the Hague” After two years on a blockbuster world tour, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring returned home to the much-loved Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague. With huge queues lining up for a glimpse of her inscrutable beauty and nearly 1.2 million visitors at its presentation in Japan, the enduring appeal of this masterpiece is indisputable. This cinematic event pursues the many unresolved riddles surrounding the extraordinary painting and its creator. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered?
“The Impressionists from the Musée de Luxembourg Paris, National Gallery London, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art”
Monet, Cézanne, Degas and Renoir are some of the world’s most popular and influential artists, but what lies behind their enduring appeal? To help answer this question, this unique event offers unparalleled access to a major new international exhibition focusing on the outspoken champion of Impressionism: 19th century Parisian art dealer and collector Paul Durand-Ruel. Credited with introducing the Impressionists to American audiences, Durand-Ruel exhibited their pieces in New York in 1886, and is largely responsible for filling American galleries with the Impressionist masterworks we see today. This enlightening and revealing event will tell his remarkable story along with that of the Impressionists themselves, including universally loved masterpieces featured in the exhibition, by Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Pissarro and many more.
The exhibition is currently showing at the Musée de Luxembourg Paris, and will transfer to the National Gallery, London, March 4, and then open at the Philadelphia Museum of Art June 24, 2015.
Captured exclusively for cinemas based on blockbuster art exhibitions in Europe and the U.S., “Exhibition on Screen” allows art lovers to enjoy, marvel at, learn from, and be immersed in some of history’s greatest works of art, all on the big screen.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 775 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Arts Alliance
Arts Alliance is the leading producer, financier, distributor and marketer of Event Cinema worldwide. The company offers a one-stop-shop for financing, production support, worldwide distribution, marketing and campaign execution. With over 70 event cinema releases across screens around the globe, Arts Alliance develops, markets and distributes world-class shows to audiences in 4000+ screens in over 60 territories, engaging fans with the content they are most passionate about. In the fast-growing Event Cinema market, the Arts Alliance slate features exciting, multi-dimensional content across all genres: live opera and ballet, dynamic art exhibitions, theatre productions and the best rock & pop events. Highlights from the forthcoming Arts Alliance Event Cinema slate include The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2014/15, One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film, Globe On Screen 2014, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN and In Search Of Chopin. www.artsalliance.com
About Seventh Art Productions
In 2011 Phil Grabsky and his company, Seventh Art Productions, created art history when they brought major art exhibitions into cinemas across the globe with Leonardo Live from London’s National Gallery. This was the first ever live-to-cinema exhibition broadcast from a gallery or museum. Grabsky and Seventh Art Productions are also the multi award-winning film-makers behind films such as Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World, The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, the acclaimed In Search Of series (about Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Chopin), Escape from Luanda and The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan. Among Phil’s many other films are over 120 Tim Marlow art shows that have played on TV over the past decade. Phil made the world’s first 3D visual arts film: Tim Marlow on British Sculpture at the Royal Academy of Arts. He has also made six award-winning history films with Monty Python’s Terry Jones. Working with co-director David Bickerstaff, Grabsky also completed the lauded short documentary Heavy Water: a Journey to Chernobyl, as well as The Making of Swallows and Amazons – the Bristol Old Vic Sets Sail and Making War Horse – both films exploring the creative processes behind theatrical productions. Phil has written four books, including The Great Artists, with Tim Marlow. All are available in printed, audible and e-reader formats. Phil has been honoured with awards for Services to Television, Lifetime, Best Director and Services to the Arts and Education. For more information, visit www.seventh-art.com