You don’t have to book a plane ticket to Paris, London, New York, or Philadelphia (or anywhere else, for that matter) to browse your way through a famous art gallery.
Cineplex Events’ IN THE GALLERY series takes you inside several of the world’s most coveted art institutions, offering a chance to explore some of the world’s most renowned artists and their art on the big screen.
Not to mention, you won’t have to deal with some of the annoyances that come with a busy gallery, like having to peer over people to see the work, or rushing over a piece to accommodate the crowd around you. There will be no flashes, lines, or shoving in your theatre seat.
So if you’re in the market for a larger-than-life art fix, we are inviting our readers to attend a special screening of the series’ latest film Renoir – Revered and Reviled on March 24th in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
The beautifully shot production is based on The Barnes Foundation’s remarkable collection of work by famous impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (it’s home to the largest Renoir collection in the world), and uncovers the rarely told story of Renoir’s artistic reinvention following his rejection of Impressionism in the early 1890s. It also explores its profound implications for two artistic greats of the 20th century: Picasso and Matisse.
Offering a fresh look at one of the 20th century’s greatest artists and exploring why he’s polarized opinion for over 100 years, Renoir – Revered and Reviled asks whether Renoir was a self-indulgent fantasist, or whether Matisse was right to declare Renoir’s voluptuous female figures “the loveliest nudes ever painted.”
You’ll be able to decide for yourself as you find yourself within the walls of The Barnes Foundation, guided by a host of esteemed art experts and an up-close view of the collection itself. As an added bonus, Martha Lucy, Director for Education & Public Programs and Curator from The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia will be in Toronto for a post-show Q&A.
The series marks an initiative to open the international art world to Canadian audiences who may otherwise not be able to experience it. Other arts-related Cineplex Events projects include dance, stage (including live performances), music, classic films, and live performances from The Met Opera in New York City.
But don’t just take our word for it; join us in the theatre to experience the series yourself. Sign up below to attend one of the screenings (popcorn included) for free.
In the meantime, we’ll leave you with a sneak peek:
Here’s where you can catch the shows:
Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, Vancouver: March 24 from 7–9pm in auditorium 5
Cineplex Cinemas Forum, Montreal: March 24 from 7:30–9:30pm in auditorium 18
Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP, Toronto: March 24 from 7–9pm in auditorium 14