DOUBLE FEATURE: Art and the Movies

JANUARY 22 – APRIL 14, 2013

Since its emergence as a major form of popular entertainment in the early 20th century, the cinema has exerted a profound influence over other forms of culture, including the visual arts, and in turn many filmmakers have looked toward art history to inspire the unique worlds they project on screen. Featuring work by John Baldessari, Christian Jankowski, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol, Double Feature explores the relationship between art and the movies, from cinema’s earliest days to the digital revolution of the 21st century.

Double Feature is organized by Laura Burkhalter, associate curator and Jill Featherstone, director of education.

Richard Estes (American, born 1932)
Study XIII - Theater, 1997
Woodcut, 13 x 6 3/4 inches
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections;
Gift of Peg Buckley, 2010.99

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