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Last Thursday of Each Month (added screenings noted)
Free with Museum admission (unless otherwise noted)
The Museum features a selection of films about artists and the process of art, as well as innovative video made by artists from an aesthetic, political or personal point of view. Video art and documentaries made by artists and taped interviews with visual artists and critics are also presented.

Sept. 25
5:30 only screening
Brave New West (87 min.)
Brave New West documents the experiences of Jim Stiles, a young man who moved to the socially conservative community of Moab, Utah in the mid-1970s where he began one-handedly publishing the politically progressive paper, the Canyon Country Zephyr. Widely recognized as one of the best indie papers in the American West, The Zephyr combines humor, history, honesty and artistry in its coverage of environmental issues. Committed to "Hopelessly clinging to the past since 1989," the Canyon Country Zephyr is all about merging the "Old West" with the "New West." This compelling film provides an illuminating profile of Stiles, his paper, and the land and people that are his passion.

Oct. 30
1-3 p.m., Oct. 30
Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics
3-part screening (80 min.) followed by discussion led by quilter Sandy Fromson and exhibiting quilter Anna Tufankjian.
Quilts 101: Antiques and Contemporary Quilts (27 min.)
Quilts Bring History Alive (27 min.)
The Quilt Marketplace (26 min.)

Starting at 4 p.m. the following episodes will be screened.
How Quilts Have Been Viewed and Collected (26 min.)
Empowering Women One Quilt at a Time (26 min.)
Quilt Nation: 20,000,000 and Counting! (26 min.)

This 6 part series will change the way you think about Quilts. It’s exploration of quilts with a capital Q that takes you on an amazing journey. Episode by episode, the series introduces new ideas and uncovers the unsuspected size and depth of quilt culture.

Additional Screenings: The Quilts of Gee’s Bends (28 min.)
Wednesday, Nov. 26
1 p.m.

The Quilts of Gee’s Bends documentary is set in the quilt makers’ homes and yards, and told through the women’s voices, this music filled, 28 minute documentary takes viewers inside the art and fascination living history of a uniquely American community and art form.


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