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Museum of Art Acquires Two Famous Landscape Paintings by Thomas Hicks On view through Januar y 8, 2012 the Museum of Art. Now, splendidlyinstalled in mid-19th-century style frames, the two landscapes, along with Hicks’s portrait of the Moore family, are displayed in the Museum for the first time in more than 20 years. To mark this historic event the Museum has published a brochure with an insightful essay about the pictures written by Dr. David Tatham of Syracuse University. Additional insights about the paintings will be presented by Dr. Paul D. Schweizer, Museum Director & Chief Curator, in a lecture titled, “A Look Behind the Falls: The Museum’s Newly Acquired Trenton Falls Landscapes by Thomas Hicks” 4 p.m. Thursday, December 8 in the Museum of Art Auditorium.

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wo beautiful and regionally significant landscape paintings of Trenton Falls, New York by the 19th-century American artist Thomas Hicks (182390), recently acquired by the Museum for its permanent collection, are presently displayed in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court. The landscapes are just two of the numerous treasures unveiled for the first time in the celebratory exhibition, Enhancing a Legacy: Gifts, Promised Gifts, and Acquisitions in Honor of the Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary. Hicks was one of the United State’s most successful mid-century portraitists. His summer sojourns in cen- Trenton Falls: The Cascade of the Alhambra, ca. Oil on canvas, 54-3/16 x 30-1/8 in. tral New York State, and his personal 1854-55. (137.6 x 76.5 cm). 75th Anniversary Acquisition. Museum purchase, and gifts by exchange, from friendship with Michael and Maria Mr. Edmund G. Munson, Mr. and Mrs. G. Leiter Moore, who owned and managed the Doolittle, Dr. and Mrs. Tung-Hui Lin, and a bequest from Dr. David R. Rosendale. Additional fashionable Trenton Falls Hotel, led funds provided by the Museum’s Docent Fund him to paint a sensitive group portrait for Acquisitions, and gifts from the docents in honor of Mr. Warren C. Ramshaw and Mrs. Jean of the Moore family, and the two E. Mahon, acc no.: 2009.16.1 important landscapes the Museum recently acquired with generous financial assistance of several donors. The landscapes are intimate views of two of the sequence of rivulets, cascades, waterfalls, and pools that make up Trenton Falls, a picturesque tourist site rivaled only in New York State in the middle decades of the 19th century by Niagara Falls. The landscapes hung in the lobby of the Trenton Falls Hotel for many decades. After descending in the Moore family they passed into the hands of a local family who owned them for approximately 60 years before being acquired by

Trenton Falls: Upper High Falls from the West, ca. 1854-55. Oil on canvas, 54-1/4 x 30-1/8 in. (137.8 x 76.5 cm). 75th Anniversary Acquisition. Museum purchase, and gifts by exchange, from Mr. Edmund G. Munson, Mr. and Mrs. G. Leiter Doolittle, Dr. and Mrs. Tung-Hui Lin, and a bequest from Dr. David R. Rosendale. Additional funds provided by the Museum’s Docent Fund for Acquisitions, and gifts from the docents in honor of Mr. Warren C. Ramshaw and Mrs. Jean E. Mahon, acc no.: 2009.16.2

Schweizer’s lecture is the second in a three-part series that will be presented by the Museum’s curatorial team in November, December, and January of 2012. Each lecture will provide behindthe-scenes remarks about the reasoning and effort that led to the acquisition of some of the artworks displayed for the first time in the Enhancing a Legacy exhibition. The series is designed to provide insights about the curatorial process, an essential but sometime littleknown function for any public museum that collects, preserves, and interprets works of art. All three of the lectures are free and open to the public. Check the “Events” calendar of the Institute’s Bulletin or the Institute’s web site for the dates of the two other lectures in this series.

Discover Innovative 19th-Century Gift Presentations at Victorian Yuletide O n V i e w F r i d a y, N o v e m b e r 2 5 t h r o u g h D e c e m b e r 3 1

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bonnet? A ball of yarn? A tub of grain? These are not the manner by which we are accustomed to “wrapping” Christmas gifts, but they are some of the inventive and festive gift-giving containers used in the 19th century and presented in the Museum of Art’s annual Victorian Yuletide exhibition, opening Friday, November 25. Dismiss the contemporary worry about matching ribbons, bows, paper, and tags and learn about some amusing and imaginative ways gifts were exchanged more than a century ago. Many of the more ingenious suggestions for ways by which to exchange gifts were published in 19th-century magazines including Godey’s Lady’s Book, Peterson’s, and The Ladies’ Home Journal. See a “bran pie” when you visit Fountain Elms and guess what treasures might be hidden within. A tabletop Christmas tree, traditionally referred to as the “giver of gifts,” is a highlight in the parlor period setting. Its limbs are not just bedecked with sparkling glass ornaments, but also with presents, many of which are unwrapped. In many households, the Christmas tree was kept behind closed doors until Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Not all homes had a

Christmas tree. A Bethlehem tree, like the one carefully recreated for Fountain Elms, was a giftbearing tree used by Sunday schools or others at community gatherings. No holiday celebration would be complete without a festive meal and decorative table. In the Fountain Elms dining room, the elaborate centerpiece—large intersecting arches covered with holly, ivy, and mistletoe—is adapted from a design featured in the December 1901 issue of The Ladies’ Home Journal. The amusing, gigantic “snowball” centerpiece recreated on the children’s table disguises treats and gifts. Festive decorations, yards of greenery, and toys, fine silver, and porcelains from the Museum’s collection are featured throughout the exhibition. Take time to celebrate the holiday season with a visit to the Museum’s Fountain Elms galleries and rediscover the merriment of gift giving. The Victorian Yuletide exhibition is on view through December 31st and is free and open to the public. Special Yuletide tours are offered Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Sponsored by Our 75th Anniversary Partner


Museum Education Programs Art in the Afternoon

Gallery Talk First Friday Shorts 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Curator’s Choice Friday, November 4, 1:10 p.m. Mary E. Murray, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Art Free and Open to the Public

Art and Yoga For Mind, Body and Spirit Saturdays November 5, 12, 19 and December 3, 10, 17 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Holiday Special Full session (6 classes): $40 MWPAI members; $60 general public Drop in fee: $10 MWPAI members; $15 general public Meet in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court Each class offers a 15-minute introduction to art in the gallery followed by one hour of yoga. All levels of ability are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat. For more information contact the Museum Education Department at 315-797-0000, extension 2158.

Lecture Series Museum of Art Auditorium Free and Open to the Public

The Hudson Valley from Mannahatta to Kaaterskill Thursday, November 10, 4 p.m. Susan Wides, Photographer Susan Wides: Hudson Valley: Mannahatta to Kaaterskill is a 14-year survey of Susan Wides’ photographs of New York City and the Hudson Valley. Through direct experience, she explores a site’s sense of place while simultaneously witnessing the pollution and desolation of the natural environment. She reveals the process of seeing by precisely controlling the plane of Photo by Susan Wides focus, and invites the viewer to untangle the ambiguous interweaving of history and participation.

75th Anniversary Curator Lecture Series

LunchArt Video Easton Pribble Conference Room Free and Open to the Public Bring your lunch, refreshments served. Tuesday November 1, noon

Ken Burns’ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, Episode 3 of 6 (116 min) Episode 3: The Empire of Grandeur (19151919) Mount Mckinley, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Acadia and Hawaii’s volcanoes are set aside as national parks.

Enhancing a Legacy: New Acquisitions in Celebration of the Museum of Art’s 75th Anniversary This series of three lectures is offered as a complement to the Museum of Art's exhibition, Enhancing a Legacy: Gifts, Promised Gift, and Acquisitions in Honor of the Museum of Art's 75th Anniversary. Each lecture, presented in November, December and January, by one of the Museum's curatorial team, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the curatorial reasoning that led to the acquisition of one or more of the artworks that are displayed for the first time in the Enhancing a Legacy exhibition. The series will provide insights about the curatorial process, which is an essential but sometimes little-known function for any public museum that collects, preserves, and interprets works of art.

Thursday November 17, 4 p.m.

Art and Time Wednesday November 16, noon

The Roots of California Photography: The Monterey Legacy, (56 min) The film chronicles the important photographic heritage of this region and pays tribute to some of the most important men and women in American photography, masters whose creative and technical visions changed the way the world views photographic art. Included are Ansel Adams, Edward, Brett and Cole Weston, Wynn and Edna Bullock, Morley Baer, Henry Gilpin, and John Sexton, among others.

Thursday November 17, noon

Ken Burns’ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, Episode 4 of 6 (116 min) Episode 4: Going Home (1920-1933) Horace Kephart, a reclusive writer, and George Masa, a Japanese immigrant and photographer, launch a campaign to save the virgin forests of the Smoky Mountains from destruction by establishing a national park.

Mary E. Murray, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art In an art museum, objects are collected across/through/over time; art is viewed in time; and some art is called time arts. Some of Ms. Murray’s reflections on these thoughts and three recent acquisitions for the Museum of Art's collection of modern and contemporary art will be discessed.

November Book Group Selection East of Eden by John Steinbeck Discussion Date: Thursday, November 10, 6 to 8 p.m. Facilitated by Mary E. Murray, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Art Free and Open to the Public This classic novel by John Steinbeck pays tribute to the California Salinas Valley landscape which is integral to the theme. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the MWPAI Gift Gallery. Registration is not required, but appreciated. Please contact the Museum Education Department at 797-0000, ext. 2158 to register.

Second Sunday Guided Tour

January 19 Book Selection

Ansel Adams: Masterworks From the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding California

The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver

Sunday, November 13, 2 p.m. Meet in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court Free with paid admission to the Ansel Adams exhibition.

Time for Tots: Story and Art White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker Tuesday, November 15, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 1:30 p.m. Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery Free and Open to the Public Children and their adult companions are invited to join us each month on a Tuesday morning or Saturday afternoon to listen to the story of the month, look at art in the galleries and participate in fun activities. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

A tale of one man’s journey, from the Mexico of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 1 p.m. Free with paid admission to the Ansel Adams exhibition.

Design a Day at the Museum for Groups Tea, Lunch or Brunch and Tour Fountain Elms Terrace Groups of 20 or more may book a tea, lunch or brunch for their group Tuesday through Sunday. Included with each is a 45-minute guided tour of the Ansel Adams exhibition or Victorian Yuletide. For prices, menu details and to make a reservation, contact Ellen Cramer, Docent and Tour Coordinator at (315) 797-0000, ext. 2170, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Program Registration is by check or cash and taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Space cannot be reserved without payment. Send your check payable to MWPAI to Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum Education Department, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502. Please note the program title in the memo section of your check. For more information about a program, please contact the museum education department public program coordinator at 797-0000, ext. 2158. Denotes programs offered at a time convenient to educators. All teachers will receive a certificate of completion which may be used to pursue professional development credit. Teachers must register in advance by contacting the museum education department at 797-0000, extension 2146. Please leave your name and number and the programs you are registering for. MWPAI members and general public are not required to register in advance.

Support for museum education programs is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.


Victorian Yuletide Museum Education Programs Holiday Workshop for Kids of All Ages Victorian Yuletide, a 19th-century Holiday Saturday, December 3, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fountain Elms Terrace $5 MWPAI members; $7 general public Advanced registration required. Space is limited. With this popular program, children will learn about 19th-century holiday customs while touring the musuem’s festively decorated period rooms. Other activities include playing a popular 19th-century game, acting out The Night Before Christmas, (written by Clement C. Moore in 1823), and making a Christmas Cracker filled with sweet treats!

Bus Trip New York City Wednesday, December 7 6 a.m. to midnight $55 MWPAI members; $65 general public Advanced registration is required.

Seventh Annual Messiah Sing and Special Guided Tours Sunday, December 11 All Events are Free and Open to the Public — attend any or all — bring your family and enjoy the Museum together.

Docent Guided Tour 1:15 p.m. Collection Highlights (free) or Ansel Adams: Masterworks (Free with paid admission to the exhibition) Meet in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court

Messiah Sing 2:30 p.m. Museum Auditorium Light reception to follow on the Fountain Elms Terrace.

After being dropped off this year at Bryant Park, enjoy free time all day in the city, shopping, seeing a show, sight-seeing, museum-hopping or taking in the magnificent holiday window displays at stores such as Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor.

All members of the community are invited to gather in the museum’s auditorium to sing the choruses of the Advent and Christmas portion and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s masterpiece. Charles Schneider, Conductor for the Utica Symphony, will conduct the performance with four soloists and piano accompaniment. Audience members singing the chorus parts are encouraged to bring their musical scores, and scores will also be available to borrow. Light refreshments will be served on the terrace of Fountain Elms following the event.

Art After-Hours Curator’s Tour:

Sponsored in memory of Mary W. Bach by her friends at Reid-Sheldon.

Victorian Yuletide

Victorian Yuletide Fountain Elms

Docent Guided Tour, 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6, 5:30 p.m. Anna D’Ambrosio, Museum of Art Assistant Director and Curator of Decorative Arts Fountain Elms $5 MWPAI members; $7.50 general public Advanced registration is required. Space is limited.

Candlelight Tour Victorian Yuletide Wednesday, December 14, 6 p.m. Fountain Elms Terrace and Galleries $10 MWPAI members; $12.50 general public Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. The Museum of Art’s annual Victorian Yuletide exhibition in the Fountain Elms period rooms this year will explore the merriment of gift giving by recreating some of the amusing and imaginative ways gifts were wrapped and exchanged over a century ago. See a “bran pie,”a gigantic “snowball,” gift-bearing trees, festive decorations, yards of greenery, and toys, fine silver, and porcelains from the Museum’s collection, all featured throughout the Museum’s Fountain Elms galleries.

Following the tour, refreshments will be served on the Terrace.

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Red White & Blue in the Court

Friday, November 11 • 5 to 7 p.m. Cash bar: White Wine, Beer and Soda with Special Holiday Treat Table for Children Live Music by Nick Salvatore Gift Gallery Members’ Preview ArtBreak Talks by Curators Paul Schweizer, Mary M. Murray and Anna D'Ambrosio MWPAI Dance Program Nutcracker Preview Members Free • General Public $5 Free to all Active Military, Reservists and their Families

Enjoy MWPAI Masterpieces while in Florida this Winter

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any of our members and friends of the Institute head south for the cold months, and this winter some of our very special friends, like Arthur Dove, George Luks, and Mark Rothko, will be joining them. From January 24 through April 15, 2012 Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism from the MunsonWilliams-Proctor Arts Institute will be exhibited at The Naples Museum of Art in Naples, Florida. Dr. Paul Schweizer, our Museum Director and Chief Curator, will be delivering a lecture there about Edward Wales Root and his spectacular collection 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, February 15. We are also organizing a social event, likely that same day, for our “snowbird” members who will be in the area. If you would like an invitation to that event, please contact JoAnne Colenzo 315-797-0000, extension 2149 or jcolenz@mwpai.org with your winter address. We look forward to seeing you in Naples!


Sibling Piano Sensations Return to Great Artists Series Thursday, November 3 • 7:30 p.m. The quintet has garnered extensive coverage from media outlets ranging from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Today, and The View to The Martha Stewart Show, Public Radio’s Performance Today, as well as The New York Times, Parade, People, the Los Angeles Times, the Sunday London Telegraph and Entertainment Weekly who called them “…five young Mormons who all play scorching piano. Thundering down on five Steinways together, they're button-down cute and somewhat otherworldly.”

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iano music sensations The 5 Browns return to the Great Artists Series 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 3 at the Stanley Theatre. The 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound. The 5 Browns – Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae – all attended New York’s Juilliard School. In fact, they became the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously. The quintet enjoyed their first wave of critical attention in February 2002 when People magazine dubbed them the "Fab Five" and at about the same time they were featured on Oprah and 60 Minutes. The 5 Browns have released three CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart. The New York Post has proclaimed: “One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years…When these kids do Rachmaninoff, they'll make you forget about Marshall amps.”

Join the Crew of Pirate School For Kids and Families Saturday, November 19 • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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ids will discover their ‘inner-swashbuckler’ when the For Kids and Families series presents the madcap, slap-dash pirate training academy, Pirate School! 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, November 19 in the Museum of Art Auditorium.

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MWPAI’s Members-Only Holiday Preview Sale Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 20 The Gift Gallery will be decorated for the holidays and all the new 2011 holiday merchandise will be on display for your gift-giving needs.

Featured in New York Magazine’s Best Of New York: Kids! this one-man vaudeville spoofs the Golden Age of Sail and satisfies children’s universal curiosity about the briny buccaneers of yore. Kids rejoice as their boisterous natures are drummed up by the “generally good pirate” Billy Bones and his antic pirate lessons. Cannons boom, skulls talk, cutlasses drop, pets run amok and bellies laugh. Admission for MWPAI members is $8; general admission is $10. Tickets may be purchased in advance or one hour prior to the performance time at the MWPAI Performing Arts Ticket Office, 797-0055 or 800-754-0797. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.mwpai.org.

Series Sponsor:

The 5 Browns performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Stanley Theatre. A preconcert talk with the artists or their tour staff takes place in the Romano Room (former “Red Room”) at 6:45 p.m. Questions are encouraged; seating is limited. For tickets contact the Performing Arts Ticket Office at 797-0055 or 800-754-0797 or the Stanley Theatre at 724-4000. Tickets are also available online at www.mwpai.org or through any TicketMaster outlet.

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Members’ Enjoy 25% off all your purchases during our Members-Only Holiday Preview Sale, excluding consignment items and items already on sale. There will also be a drawing for a free Trenton Fallsthemed gift basket Sunday, November 20. All members are eligible - no purchase necessary.

Not a Member? Anyone who signs up for a membership during the Members-Only Holiday Preview Sale receives an additional 10% off their membership. Gift Gallery Hours for November Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Greater New York Group-Utica

Campus Store November Special Monday, November 7 through Friday, November 18

Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Art Markers 30% Off Twice as handy, twice as convenient, with perfect ink color matching end to end; these markers provide permanent ink coverage without fading or feathering.

Conte Pastel Pencils 30% Off Offer is good while supplies last • No additional discounts

Campus Store Operating Hours Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday - Closed Please Note: Campus Store will be closed Monday, November 21 through Friday, November 25 for the Fall Break.


Elisabeth Von Trapp Joins Empire Brass for Special Family Christmas Show Saturday, November 26 • 7:30 p.m.

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elight in the Sounds of Christmas with the Empire Brass featuring special guest Elisabeth von Trapp at the Stanley Theatre, Saturday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m. Elisabeth von Trapp is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences around the world. The Empire Brass enjoys an international reputation as North America's finest brass quintet, renowned for its brilliant virtuosity and the unparalleled diversity of its repertoire. They have introduced an even larger audience worldwide to the excitement of brass music that ranges from Bach and Handel to jazz and Broadway. Together these music masters will present an evening of traditional holiday favorites, highlighted by a wonderful medley from The Sound of Music. Great Artists Series performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Stanley Theatre. A preconcert talk with the artists or their tour staff takes place in the Romano Room (former “Red Room”) at 6:45 p.m. Questions are encouraged; seating is limited. For tickets contact the Performing Arts Ticket Office at 797-0055 or 800-754-0797 or the Stanley Theatre at 724-4000. Tickets are also available online at www.mwpai.org or through any TicketMaster outlet.

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Orleans Brings Classic Pop-Rock to Concerts in the Court

Brahms Rhapsodies Featured in Keyboard Conversations

Saturday, November 12 • 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 5 • 8 p.m.

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he music of Brahms will be showcased when Jeffrey Siegel continues his popular Keyboard Conversations Series with The Rhapsodic Brahms, 8 p.m. Saturday, November 5 in the Museum of Art Auditorium.

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he classic hits of ‘70s pop-rock superstars Orleans will ignite Concerts in the Court 8 p.m. Saturday, November 12 in the Museum of Art Root Sculpture Court.

With chart-topping hits Dance with Me and Still the One, Orleans has more than earned its place in American pop culture history, and continues to sound better than ever. Their humor, audience rapport, onstage chemistry and versatility have made their show a favorite for audiences around the world for more than 35 years. Rediscover the band that made you feel so good "way back when" and will make you feel that way again. Tickets for this performance and all Concerts in the Court are $25 for Members, $30 for General admission, $15 for Member students and $20 for General students. The museum opens at 7 p.m. so patrons may view the current exhibitions, socialize and visit the Gift Gallery. Concerts in the Court also feature a cash bar and special gallery talks at intermission. For tickets contact the Performing Arts Ticket Office at 797-0055 or 800-754-0797. Tickets are also available online at www.mwpai.org.

The program will include Brahms’ majestic tonal miracles in short story form: the narrative Ballades, Op. 10, the impassioned Rhapsodies, Op. 79, and the enchanting Waltzes, Op. 39. Admission for MWPAI members is $30; general admission is $35; student tickets are $15. For tickets contact the Performing Arts Ticket Office at 797-0055 or 800-754-0797. Tickets are also available online at www.mwpai.org.

Series Sponsor: Dr. Cynthia Parlato, Dr. Kenneth Novak & Dr. Douglas Hurd

Sponsored by McDonald’s and The Coca Cola Corporation

Film Series Titles Available Online and By Phone Titles will be announced as they become available on our website at mwpai.org/films, Facebook (fb.mwpai.org) or by phone 797-0055, option 3. Become a part of our Film Series email list to receive the latest updates by contacting rfrable@mwpai.org. Advertisements will also appear on the last Monday of each month in the Observer-Dispatch. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, this helps ensure that you are presented with only the latest and finest films.

Films are shown on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. All films are shown in 35mm format, with a state-of-the-art Dolby surround sound system. Comfortable seats give every patron an unobstructed view of our large screen. Admission for Matinee screenings is $7 general admission and $5 for MWPAI Members. Admission for Evening screenings is $8 general admission and $6 for MWPAI Members. Admission for students with valid identification is $4 at all screenings. Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening. Film Passbooks for discounted admission to 10 screenings are availState of the Arts able for MWPAI members for $45 and General Admission for $60. For information call the MWPAI Performing Arts Ticket Office, 797-0055, 800-754-0797. This series is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. NYSCA


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NOVEMBER EVENTS 1 Tuesday LunchArt Video The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, Episode 3 Noon, Easton Pribble Conference Room. 2 Wednesday Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art. Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit mwpai.org 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium. 3 Thursday Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art. Great Artists Series: The 5 Browns 7:30 p.m., Stanley Theatre. 4 Friday First Friday Shorts Gallery Talk 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Curator’s Choice 1:10 p.m., Museum of Art. Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit mwpai.org 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium. 5 Saturday Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m., Museum Galleries.

9 Wednesday Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art.

15 Tuesday Time for Tots: Story and Art 10:30 a.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery.

23 Wednesday Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art.

Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit mwpai.org 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

16 Wednesday LunchArt Video The Roots of California Photography: The Monterey Legacy Noon, Easton Pribble Conference Room.

Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit mwpai.org 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

10 Thursday Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art. Illustrated Lecture The Hudson Valley From Mannahatta to Kaaterskill 4 p.m., Museum of Art Auditorium. Book Group Discussion: East of Eden 6 p.m., Museum of Art, preregistration requested but not required. 11 Friday Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit mwpai.org 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium. mwpARTy 5 p.m., Museum of Art. 12 Saturday Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m., Museum Galleries. Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art.

Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art.

Concerts in the Court Orleans 8 p.m., Edward Wales Root Sculpture.

Keyboard Conversations The Rhapsodic Brahms 8 p.m., Auditorium.

Artbreak Talk The Votes are in: Musuem Visitors Choose their Favorites Concerts in the Court intermission. 13 Sunday Second Sunday Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 2 p.m., Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court.

Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art. Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit mwpai.org 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium. 17 Thursday LunchArt Video The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, Episode 4 Noon, Easton Pribble Conference Room. Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art. Illustrated Lecture 75th Anniversary Curator Lecture Series: Art and Time 4 p.m., Museum of Art Auditorium. 18 Friday Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit mwpai.org 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium. 19 Saturday Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m., Museum Galleries.

24 Thursday Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art. 25 Friday Exhibition Victorian Yuletide on view through December 31 Fountain Elms Galleries. Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit mwpai.org 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium. 26 Saturday Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art. Time for Tots: Story and Art 1:30 p.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery. Great Artists Series: Empire Brass with Elisabeth Von Trapp 7:30 p.m., Stanley Theatre. 30 Wednesday Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art. Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit mwpai.org 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

For Kids and Families Pirate School! 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Auditorium. Docent Guided Tour Ansel Adams: Masterworks 1 p.m., Museum of Art.

The following areas are accessible to the physically challenged: Museum of Art galleries, Auditorium and Sculpture Court, Children’s Room, Gift Gallery, Art Reference and Music Libraries, Performing Arts Office, School of Art Gallery, Studio D, and the Pottery Studio, the Academic Center and Student Center.


MWPAI Bulletin November 2011