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Modernism + Film: The Silence of Mark Rothko

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St. 420 S. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-353-9200

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art screens the film Silence of Mark Rothko Thursday, January 19 as part of the museum's Modernism + Film series.

Influenced by mythology and philosophy, the film Silence of Mark Rothko explores Mark Rothko's mission to create environments and provoke emotions through the juxtaposition of his paintings. With engaging commentary by Annie Cohen-Solal, Rothko's biographer, and conservator Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, the film manages to provide a heightened level of intimacy and familiarity with Rothko's work.

The film visits Rothko's studio at 22 Bowery in New York and also Museo di san Marco in Florence, the viewer is able to grasp Rothko's signature style of Color Field paintings by using soft, rectangular forms floating on a stained field of color. Fittingly, his work evokes both silence and emotion. 

"If you are only moved by color relationships, you're missing the point. I am interested in expressing the big emotions- tragedy, ecstasy, doom! - Mark Rothko

Information & Amenities
Admission:Admission Details: $10 for the public, $8 for museum members, Less than $10
Age Range:All Ages
Discounts:Other: $5 for students with valid ID, Student
Facility Amenities:Accessible by Public Transportation, ADA-compliant, Food/Beverage Service, Parking off site
General Information:Showings: An event reception with a cash-only bar and free light bites begins at 6 p.m. in the Bechtler lobby followed by the presentation and film screening at 7 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Auditorium.
Location:Center City (Uptown)
Payment Methods:American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Type:Film & Video
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