Films of Robert Frank to Be Shown at Museum

The extracurricular program “Ursinus is Talking About…” will continue with a showing of the films of Robert Frank in the Berman Museum of Art on Wednesday March. 16. The films will supplement the current exhibition of Frank’s photographs, Spaces, Places and Identity: Robert Frank “Portraits,” which is the subject of this semester’s “Ursinus is Talking About…” program.

The films will be shown starting at 7p.m. in the Berman Museum’s room 016 and a discussion led by Ursinus faculty will follow. The public is invited and the showing is free.

Robert Frank launched his career into filmmaking shortly after the release of his pivotal book of photography, The Americans, in 1959. He produced over 27 films which span the genres of fiction, documentary, and autobiography and used innovative cinematography to tell their stories. The films are at times experimental and improvisational, but they provide another important window into understanding Frank’s vision of American culture.

The Berman Museum of Art, known for its diverse collection and innovative educational programming, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays and college holidays.  The Museum is accessible to the physically disabled, and admission is free. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Exhibitions and programs are funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and annual support from Epps Advertising. — David Hysek 2011