FMH&S has been awarded a $11,250 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve part of the 16mm film collection taken by George L.K. Morris in the 1930's. The Foundation grants target rare films such as silent films and films of unsusual sites receiving little media coverage. FMH&S has accomplished the goal of digitizing the entire film collection comprising 38, 16mm films and the digital copies have been shared with the public in several exhibits over the years, including this year's entitled See Their World featuring never-before-seen footage from South and Central America and Switzerland. The grant will enable FMH&S to preserve films deteriorating from vinegar syndrome that were too fragile to digitize and view by creating film-film copies of these three films, the best practice in the industry.
Visitors are welcome for hourly guided tours Thursday-Sunday, 10-3pm beginning Thursday, June 23. Pre-arranged groups of six or more are welcome for tours by appointment May 1. Don't miss the newly digitized short films of South America and Switzerland shown on a continuous loop in the Studio.
Highlights include “See Their World”, short remastered films by artist George L.K. Morris of South and Central America and Switzerland and previously unseen paintings by both Morris and Frelinghuysen.
“Has your Creativity Been Hiding”, workshops held on selected Saturday mornings by Director/artist Kinney Frelinghuysen explore how to look at modern art. Mini-workshops available at the end of every tour.
June-August, Painting Demonstrations led by professional artists from the community. The artists will create in plein air and discuss their technique Fridays at 11am. Free with admission.
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