Kenyon College

Dinner and a Movie: Fully Awake: Black Mountain College (2008)

November 1, 2018 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Film Still from Fully Awake: Black Mountain College (2008)

Fully Awake: Black Mountain College (2008)

Through archived photos, films and interviews directors Neeley House and Cathryn Davis Zommer examine the origins and lasting influence of Black Mountain College. In operation from 1933-1957, the college’s progressive arts education model helped chart a path for late 20th century American art. Artists shaped by their experiences at Black Mountain College include John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Jacob Lawrence, Cy Twombly, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Cupzilla food truck: 5:00 PM
Update: The food truck will be parked next to Church of the Holy Spirit

Film screening: 7:00 PM
Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

About Dinner and A Movie:

This curated film series echoes and expands upon themes explored in the museum’s fall exhibitions and programs as well as from issues important to our community. In September, we’ll be thinking about gender myths surrounding abstract expressionist art and artists when we screen the film Pollock. The brand-power of a compelling typeface is well understood by advertisers and corporations. Our second film examines the social and political ramifications of the ubiquitous typeface Helvetica. November’s film, Fully Awake: Black Mountain College examines the influential, experimental art school in operation from 1933-1957. Join us for a food truck dinner before each screening.

Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.


Image courtesy of Documentary Educational Resources.