Celebrating Women Artists Film Series: Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 10:30am - 12:00pm

Celebrating Women Artists Film Series: Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss 

Join the Bruce Museum in celebrating Women’s History Month with a film series highlighting women artists. Discover the life and work of artists Anna Campbell Bliss at the D.C. premiere of ARC of LIGHT: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss (2012, 51 min.).

This documentary traces Bliss's evolution from ground-breaking architect to cutting-edge artist: her work fuses architecture, mathematics, computer technology, painting, printmaking, and calligraphy. The film also examines the roots of Bliss's art in the Bauhaus school, which flourished in Germany in the 1920s. Viewers will learn how Bliss’s studies with Bauhaus exponents Walter Gropius and Gyorgy Kepes, as well as her links to Josef Albers, R. Buckminster Fuller, and other figures shaped her creative development. The film features interviews with the artist and her husband, Robert, as well as other art world professionals. (Run time 51 min.)

Free with admission to the Museum, reservations are required.

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