FILM: Museum Town (First Screening)
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 4:30 PM
Museum Town tells the story of a unique museum, the small town it calls home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city.
In 2017, MASS MoCA became the largest museum for contemporary art in the world—but just three decades before, its vast brick buildings were the abandoned relics of a massive shuttered factory. How did such a wildly improbable transformation come to be? A testament to tenacity and imagination, MUSEUM TOWN traces the remarkable story of how a rural Massachusetts town went from economic collapse to art mecca. With appearances by artists ranging from James Turrell to David Byrne, narration by Meryl Streep, and a soundtrack from John Stirratt of Wilco, Museum Town captures the meeting of small-town USA and the global art world.
This film screening takes place at the Magic Lantern Cinemas, Ketchum at 4:30pm.
$10 member / $12 nonmember