Marsden Hartley Portrait, 1914-15 Oil on canvas, 321/4 x 211/2 in. ABOUT THE ART Marsden Hartley spent some of his favorite years living as a young man in Berlin, Germany, where he became close friends with a German soldier named Karl von Freyburg. On October 7, 1914, von Freyburg was killed in an early battle of World War I. To mourn his friend’s death, Hartley created a series of innovative paintings, including this one, to express his powerful feelings.…
Join Weisman Art Museum and Student Unions & Activities on Wednesday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Coffman Theater for a screening of Vision Portraits, a 2020 documentary about art and disability.
Vision Portraits is the personal story of filmmaker Rodney Evans (Brother To Brother, The Happy Sad) as he embarks on a scientific and artistic journey, questioning how his loss of vision might impact his creative future. Through illuminating portraits of three artists: a photographer, a dancer, and a writer, the film looks at the ways each artist was affected by the loss of their vision and the ways in which their creative process has changed or adapted.
This event is free and open to all. Registration is encouraged but not required. Register now >> z.umn.edu/VisionPortraits
The theater is wheelchair accessible. Closed captions and assistive listening headsets will be provided.