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Rothko Chapel, 1964-1967 by Mark Rothko



The Silence of Mark Rothko    
Wednesday, October 26 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Directed by Marjoleine Boonstra
52 min | 2016 | Netherlands | Not Rated | English and Dutch with English subtitles
Painter Mark Rothko is best known for imposing canvasses that eschew representation in favor of pure color and texture-using them to express fundamental human emotions.  Featuring works from his early mythological period, his classic color field paintings, his later Black on Grey pieces, and the Rothko Chapel in Houston, the film is a unique artistic biography that provides a heightened level of intimacy and familiarity with its subject's work through carefully chosen visuals and interviews.

"He wanted the viewer to step into the painting. What he aimed for was not a consumption of art, but a dialogue. He thought that art could transform the public." —Annie Cohen-Solal, Mark Rothko biographer

Free parking for this event is available in the Museum lot and parking garage east of the pay lot as you continue around the Business loop.
Click here for a parking map. If you park in the pay lot be sure to prepay at the kiosk . 

Eva Hesse
Wednesday, November 16 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Directed by Marcie Begleiter
108 min | 2016 | USA and Germany
Eva Hesse deepens the understanding of this extraordinary artist, not only in terms of her ground-breaking work but also the life that provided the fertile soil for her achievements. With dozens of new interviews, high-quality footage of Hesse's artwork and a wealth of newly discovered archival imagery, the documentary not only traces Eva's path but engages in a lively investigation into the creative community of 1960's New York and Germany.

Wednesday, December 21 | 7 pm | FREE

The UMFA, in partnership with the Utah Film Center, resumes its monthly series of free films highlighting the lives and creative processes of various artists—exploring the pressures, concerns, and influences that shape their work. Films are free and open to the public, screening at 7 pm in the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium.


Image | Rothko Chapel, Houston, TX, 19641967, interior.

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