Kehinde Wiley Film Series: Sans Soleil

Dec 4, 2016, 2pm
“If the images of the present don’t change, then change the images of the past.” Sans Soleil is an experimental essay-film directed by Chris Marker that explores human memory, perception, and the manipulation of the image. Through a series of visual montages, Marker shows the inability of the human mind to recall particular contexts and nuances of memory that ultimately affect perception and the understanding of the world. Narrated by the inner dialogue of a woman traveler, we are taken on a mind-bending and meditative journey through time and space with footage from Africa to Japan. Based almost entirely off philosophical discourse and Marker’s own world view, Sans Soleil challenges us to let our memories create their own leg... (View more)

Emphatics Film Series: Prêt-à-Porter

Dec 7, 2016, 6pm
Curated by Emphatics founder Karin Legato Robert Altman applied his familiar technique of overlapping and interwoven story lines to high fashion in this 1994 satire. Prêt-à-Porter (Ready to Wear) follows the lives of designers, model, journalists and celebrities in the hectic days of Paris Fashion Week. Noted for its many Hollywood and fashion industry cameos, the true highlights are the runway sequences, shot on location, using actual fashion shows. Film ticket includes admission into Emphatics: Avant Garde Fashion 1963-2013. Part of #FreeAfterThree Wednesdays. 

Emphatics Film Series: Bill Cunningham New York

Dec 14, 2016, 6pm
Curated by Emphatics founder Karin Legato In 2010 director Richard Press crafted this documentary of Bill Cunningham, photographer and mainstay of the New York fashion scene. In his signature blue jacket, Cunningham was both relentless and cheerful in his chronicling of the fashion world and his pioneering work snapping street style. His decades-long contribution to the New York Times is discussed through interviews with colleagues, friends, and subjects. Film ticket includes admission into Emphatics: Avant Garde Fashion 1963-2013. Part of #FreeAfterThree Wednesdays.

National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Dec 18, 2016, 2pm
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others' hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed. Run time: 3h 30 min. Romance. $18 for non-Members / $15 for Museum Members and Students w/ID (Does not include General Admission). Purchase tickets at

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