National Theatre Live: Salomé

Oct 22, 2017, 2pm
$15 for Museum Members and students with ID $18 for non-Members   Does not include general admission The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre.  National Theatre Live is a simulcast/telecast and not a live performance at the Museum.  

Death & Infinite Light: The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Nov 5, 2017, 1:30pm
Whiteman Hall Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Contains graphic images of death  RSVP required Free for Museum Members, included with general admission Death is real, it comes without warning and it cannot be escaped. An ancient source of strength and guidance, The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching originating in the spiritual cultures of the Himalayas. This enlightening film explores the sacred test and boldly visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom. Dr. Janet Baker, Curator of Asian Art, will provide an introduction before the screening and a tour of the exhibition Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet after the film.   Image: Flames burning in yak ... (View more)

Past/Future/Present Film Series: Waste Land

Nov 11, 2017, 2pm Nov 12, 2017, 2pm
Whiteman Hall 2010, 100 minutes Directed by Lucy Walker Portuguese and English with subtitles Color Free and open to the public Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows the creative process of Vik Muniz, one of Brazil’s most celebrated artists, as he embarks on a project that takes him to the world’s largest landfill located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he sets out to photograph an eclectic band of catadores (garbage pickers). A profoundly marginalized population, they resort to picking recyclable materials from garbage discarded by those in Brazil more fortunate than themselves. Yet they display remarkably good spirits and camaraderie in the face of adversity, forming friendships and declaring the cr... (View more)

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: Le Corsaire

Nov 19, 2017, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Not a live performance at the Museum $15 for Members and Students w/ID $18 for Non-Members ​Not included with general admission Live from Moscow, the Bolshoi Ballet opens its doors to global audiences in cinemas. Featuring some of the ballet world's greatest names, Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema has been shot especially for the big screen, providing viewers with a unique opportunity to experience the Bolshoi Ballet About Le Corsaire Amidst a bustling Turkish market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem's bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lankedem decides to sell her to the Pasha. Inspired by Lord Byron's epic poem and reworked b... (View more)

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