Armchair Travel: Exhibition on Screen: I, Claude Monet

Armchair Travel: Exhibition on Screen: I, Claude Monet

Artwork, Claude Monet, Impression Sunrise, 1872, oil on canvas, Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, one of the artworks featured in Armchair Travel: Exhibition on Screen: I, Claude Monet

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Thu., July 13, 2 p.m. and Sun., July 16, 2 p.m. 2017
$7 to $9

Location Info:

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX  77005
713-639-7300
Long before social media documented our every memory, mood and activity — only to remind us of those moments on subsequent anniversary dates — we relied on diaries and correspondence to chronicle our lives. Now award-winning director Phil Grabsky has mined more than 2,500 letters written by impressionist Claude Monet, finding gems like, "My head is bursting — I want to paint it all." Armchair Travel: Exhibition on Screen: I, Claude Monet juxtaposes these excerpts with the paintings Monet was working on at the time, giving us a look into the artist's feelings of depression, loneliness and suicide, as well as his abilities to find joy in humor, gardening and love. The documentary is narrated by Henry Goodman; modern audiences know him as Dr. List in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and TV's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2 p.m. July 13 and July 16. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org/films. $7 to $9.
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