Film: National Gallery

The Frederick Wiseman documentary National Gallery (it’s been hailed wherever it’s opened), is coming to the Cincinnati Art Museum’s large auditorium for a special free screening.

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National Gallery

The year 2014 has been such a good one for feature films about the visual arts — both fictional and documentaries — that its offerings just won’t end. Even after Tim’s Vermeer, Finding Vivian Maier, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Art and Craft, Big Eyes and more have already played here, other art films considered 2014 releases are just now arriving in Cincinnati. 


One of the best of those releases about visual art, the Frederick Wiseman documentary National Gallery (it’s been hailed wherever it’s opened), is coming to the Cincinnati Art Museum’s large auditorium for a special free screening. National Gallery is, fittingly, a richly detailed and carefully rendered three-hour portrait of the London museum that is a repository for some of the most sterling achievements in Western art, such as Vermeer’s “A Young Woman Standing at a Virginal,” Turner’s “The Fighting Temeraire” and Velazquez’s “The Toilet of Venus.” 

1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. No reservations are required. For more information about the National Gallery screening at the Cincinnati Art Museum, visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

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