Morris Museum Closes Bickford Film Series with VINCENT VAN GOGH
The Morris Museum's new Bickford Film Series concludes its first season with director David Bickerstaff's biography "Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing" on Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. Produced by the critically acclaimed Exhibition on Screen, this fascinating documentary not only tells the story of the artist's life, it also draws on iconic artwork in the celebrated Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Two years in the making, this 90-minute documentary was produced to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the famous artist's death in 2015. Using beautiful images drawn from more than 200 paintings in the Van Gogh Museum, the film also includes commentary from renowned curators, art historians and contemporary artists to provide a glimpse into the remarkable life and work of the Dutch painter. Not only does the film explore who Van Gogh the artist was, it also provides a look at Van Gogh the person.
Critics loved the film when it was released three years ago. Robin Ngai of On the Box called it "one of the best I've seen depicting the life of Vincent Van Gogh." Florence Waters of Christies said it was "an insightful new film" and The Upcoming proclaimed it to be "a brilliantly insightful documentary" which "provides a deeper understanding of Vincent Van Gogh, and the experiences throughout his life that contributed to his success."
Tickets for the final screening in the Bickford Film Series are $15 for the General Public; $12 for Museum Members; and $10 for Students (18 & under or with valid college ID). Tickets may be purchased online at morrismuseum.org, by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.