MSV and Magic Lantern Team Up to Show Waste Land; Evening Includes Nighttime tours of Second Time Around from 7 to 8 p.m.
Winchester, VA 09/23/14…Nighttime access to a newly opened exhibition and an outdoor showing of the documentary Waste Land will highlight the night at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) on Friday, September 26. The Museum galleries will be open from 7 to 8 p.m. and, presented by the MSV in partnership with Magic Lantern Theater, the movie showing will begin at 8:30 p.m. Admission, which includes the movie and admittance to the Museum galleries, is $5 for MSV and Magic Lantern Members, free to ages 12 and under, and $10 for all others.
VIK AT JARDIM GRAMACHO, Photograph by Fabio Ghivelder, courtesy of Vik Muniz Studio
According to MSV Community Programs Coordinator Autumn Gray, the film Waste Land was selected as part of the Museum’s outdoor film series to complement the newly opened MSV exhibition, Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art. Gray notes that both the film and the exhibition shine the spotlight on the environment and celebrate works of art created with discarded or repurposed items.
(LEFT) FINAL MAGNA PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT ENTITLED “THE GIPSY MAGNA – PICTURES OF GARBAGE”
(RIGHT) B/W PHOTO OF “MAGNA” Photographs by Vik Muniz, courtesy of Vik Muniz Studio
An Oscar-nominated documentary, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores“—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores. Promotional materials for the film (www.wastelandmovie.com) state that Waste Land offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the human spirit. Directed by Lucy Walker, the movie (98 minutes; unrated) is in English and Portuguese with English subtitles.
Those attending the film must bring their own seating. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be shown inside in the MSV Reception Hall.
From 7 to 8 p.m., prior to the film showing, all the Museum galleries and exhibitions will be open for tours. Just opened this month in the Museum’s Changing Exhibitions Gallery, Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art features works by 287 artists from across the globe who responded to the challenge to transform discarded hubcaps into works of art. An immersive experience, Second Time Around surrounds the visitor with colorful objects ranging from those that make social commentaries to others that cause visitors to laugh aloud. On view through March 1, 2015, the exhibition is sponsored in part by Trex, Shenandoah Country Q102, and Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.
Throughout the evening refreshments and movie snacks will be available for purchase. Attendees are invited to bring picnics; alcoholic beverages will not be available for sale or permitted this evening.
Friday’s movie is the final outdoor film showing at the MSV this year. Beginning in October and running through April, the Museum and Magic Lantern will present an indoor monthly film series. Taking place on the first Sunday of each month, the series begins on October 5 with Le Week-End, a comedy-drama set in Paris.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV complex—which includes galleries, the Glen Burnie House, and six acres of gardens—is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The house and gardens will not be open during Friday’s movie. Additional information is available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235.