Farnsworth Presents First Friday Film on New Year’s Day

1450714322923On Friday, January 1, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre in Rockland will present a First Friday Film entitled Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. The film will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre.

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is a documentary about the life of art icon Peggy Guggenheim, based on her sole authorized biography. Peggy was an heiress to the Guggenheim family who would become a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included trysts, affairs and marriages with such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, which is today enshrined in her famous Venetian palazzo. The film is a compendium of the greatest 20th-century art mixed with the wild and iconoclastic life of one of the most powerful women in the history of the art world.

First Friday Films is a collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and The Strand Theatre in Rockland presented on the first Friday of the month. The films focus on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following the screening.

Tickets for this film may NOT be purchased here. Tickets are $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers and are for sale at the Strand box office prior to film. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street, Rockland. For more information, e-mail David Troup at dtroup@farnsworthmuseum.org