The Avenue in the Rain, 1917, Childe Hassam. Courtesy of the White House.

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Film | America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age | WORLD PREMIERE!

Fri, Jan 20, 6:30–9 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

VMFA proudly presents the world premiere of a new documentary from writer/director Michael Maglaras and executive producer Terri Templeton. This will be a triumphant return for the 217 Films team, whose Enough to Live On: Arts of the WPA was shown at VMFA to popular acclaim last year.

The exciting and compelling story covers “America’s Renaissance,” the tremendous outpouring of artistic endeavor that occurred during the time between Abraham Lincoln’s death in 1865 and the death of Mark Twain in 1910. More than 90 high-definition examples of art are shown, including works by John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Alfred Stieglitz, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, plus the recently discovered, only known film footage of Twain, taken in 1909. Many marvelous works from VMFA’s permanent collection are also featured.

To learn more and view clips of the film, check out the 217 Films Blog: America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age