Fall 2006 Schedule
MSU-MAM: Art Talks
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN, MASTER OF FINE ARTS PROGRAM AND THE MONTHCLAIR ART MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ADMISSION TO THE LECTURE IS $10 FOR MAM MEMBERS, $15 FOR NON-MEMBERS AND FREE WITH MSU IDENTIFICATION.
OCTOBER 12, 2006, 7:00 pm
Why I Became a Realist Painter
A chronological presentation of my 50 years as a realist painter.
Born in Pittsburgh in 1924, Philip Pearlstein went on to receive his BFA from Carnegie Tech in 1949 and his Masters in Art History from NYU in 1955. From 1949-1960 he experimented with expressionism and from 1960 on he became a realist, working with the naked human figure as his primary subject. He is also a veteran of WWII. www.bettycuningham.com
NOVEMBER 29, 2006, 7:00 PM
MAYSLES - DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER
Albert Maysles is a pioneer of Direct Cinema who with his brother David were the first to make nonfiction feature films (GIMME SHELTER, SALESMAN, GREY GARDENS) where the drama of life unfolds as is without scripts, sets, interviews or narration. His first film, PSYCHIATRY IN RUSSIA (1955) he made in transition from psychologist to documentary filmmaker. In 1960 he served as co-filmmaker of PRIMARY. His 36 films include WHAT''S HAPPENING? THE BEATLES IN THE USA (1964), five films of the projects of Christo and Jeanne-Claude (1972 to 1995), MEET MARLON BRANDO (1965) and three documentaries for HBO. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship (1965), A Peabody, An Emmy, five Lifetime Achievement Awards, the award for best cinematography at Sundance (2002) for LALEE'S KIN which was also nominated in 2001 for an Academy Award and most recently, the Columbia Dupont Award (2004). In 1999 Eastman Kodak saluted him as one of the 100 world's finest cinematographers. Albert's latest project, THE GATES (1979-2005), is presently in postproduction. www.mayslesfilms.com
The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, New Jersey. For further information contact MSU's MFA office, 973.655.4074 or the Montclair Art Museum at 973-746-5555