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Night at the Museum

Two films and viewing of Picasso to Warhol

- Thursday, March 22, 2012
- from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- High Museum of Arts in Midtown, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta (The movies will be screened at the Hill Auditorium)
- Languages of the event: Films in French with English subtitles

$9 for a combined ticket including the exhibition and two films
FREE for High Museum members and/or films only

The Francophonie Festival teams up with the High Museum of Art in Midtown to offer a combined ticket which includes the exhibition "Picasso to Warhol" featuring many French and European artists and the screening of two French-speaking films (with English subtitles) from Belgium and France.

The exhibition is open from 4:00 to 8:00pm.

"Picasso to Warhol" features almost 100 works of art created by 14 of the most iconic artists from the 20th century — Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Piet Mondrian, Fernand Léger, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio De Chirico, Joan Miró, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Louise Bourgeois, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. The exhibition is one of the largest concentrations of modern art masterpieces to ever be exhibited in the southeastern United States.


6:00pm: Le Mystère Picasso (1956 - 78 min)
Using a specially designed transparent "canvas" to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera rolls. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements, transforming the entire scene at will, until at last the work is complete. (read more)

8:00 pm: Katanga Business (2009 - 120 min)- a film by Belgian director Thierry Michel
In the years of the early 21st century, a devastating crisis continued to plague Katanga, the southeastern-most province of the Congo in Central Africa. The country sustained a global reputation as one of the most fundamental sources of several key minerals, notably copper, uranium and cobalt - minerals that could be shipped to developing countries such as China and India in exchange for economic sustenance. Yet tragically, very little of that wealth extended to the country’s people, who battled the direst poverty despite the richness of the natural resources surrounding them. (read more)


The films screenings are free and admission to the exhibition for High Museum’s members is free.

The ticket must be purchased on the day of the event, at the High Museum, from 4 p.m. Volunteers will be there to guide you!