Fall Movies at SAAM

Ryan on October 27, 2017

The film by Lynn Hershman Leeson reveals how the feminist art movement transformed the art and culture of our times.


If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper

Movies at SAAM invites you to screenings of two extraordinary documentaries, Painters Painting and !Women Art Revolution. Both films explore the craft and philosophy of the 1970s New York art world, while simultaneously illuminating the political and cultural circumstances that both prevented and propelled some of the world’s most talented women artists. 

On Saturday, October 28th, join us for Painters Painting, a documentary by Emile de Antonio, an inside look at New York City’s dynamic art world in the early 1970s. Go behind the scenes with some of America’s greatest painters of the 20th century, including Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol. 

On Saturday, November 18, we will be screening !Women Art Revolution, an exploration of the feminist art movement from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present day, by filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson. Filled with interviews with artists such as Marina Abramović, Judy Chicago, Yoko Ono, and Yvonne Rainer, among others, as well as historians, curators, and critics, this film is as informative as it is exciting.

Come and be inspired by the stories of these prominent artists. Before or after each film, be sure to visit our third-floor galleries of modern and contemporary art for works by Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, and many others.

Each screening begins at 3 p.m. in the McEvoy Auditorium, and is followed by an informal discussion.