EOS Art Series: “The Danish Collector” at the Harbor Theater


The Exhibition on Screen series of popular art films continues in January with “The Danish Collector: Delacroix à Gauguin”. The film is shown on Friday January 21 at 2 p.m. (one screening). Tickets cost $ 10 for adults, $ 8 for members.

William Hansen, a Danish businessman, amassed a superb collection of 19th century French art in his estate, Ordupgaard, outside of Copenhagen, during the dark days of WWI. ‘The Danish Collector’ tells his fascinating story and, with exclusive access to a sold-out exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, brings the extraordinary collection to the big screen. From Hansen’s beautiful house and gardens in Ordrupgaard to the streets of bohemian Paris, this film takes you on a journey to discover some of the best examples of 19th century French art ever collected, including works by Corot, Delacroix, Courbet, Monet, Pissarro, Cézanne, Degas, Manet and Gauguin.

Director David Bickerstaff traveled to Ordrupgaard to interview his curators – and a prominent Danish artist – who offered invaluable details about Hansen’s vibrant life and the collection’s historic presence. While there are many giants in the collecting world (Barnes, Courtauld, Getty), this film focuses on a lesser-known personality who has created a collection that sums up the passion for acquiring art and making it. leave to future generations.

Please present your proof of vaccination at the ticket office. Masks are mandatory at all times, except when you are actively eating or drinking. The number of places is limited to 50% (80 places). Thank you for helping to make the Harbor Theater a safe environment during this time of public health crisis. ADA-mandated audio description (AD) and closed-caption (CC) devices available for the visually and hearing impaired. Inquire at the concession stand.

The Harbor Theater is located at 185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor (across from Hannaford Market). For more information call 207 633-0438 or visit our website www.boothbaycinema.org.


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