Beyond the Frame

Beyond the Frame is the Jacob Burns Film Center’s ongoing series focused on art and the stories behind it. Travel to museums around the world or visit artists’ studios to learn more about the creative process and get an up-close look at art’s past and present. These documentaries will give expert insight to the histories and techniques of the art form itself and perhaps even a newfound appreciation for the art found all around us.

Exhibition on Screen: Klimt and the Kiss Jan. 31–Feb. 8, 2024 Klimt and The Kiss is an exquisitely rich film that delves into the detail and passion surrounding Gustav Klimt’s iconic…
Holy Frit Feb. 28, 2024 In this visceral three-year race against time, Tim Carey—a talented yet unknown LA artist—bluffs his way into winning a commission…
Robert Irwin: A Desert of Pure Feeling Mar. 20, 2024 A Desert of Pure Feeling is a feature documentary about legendary California “light and space” artist Robert Irwin, whose decade-spanning…
Exhibition on Screen: John Singer Sargent Apr. 17–25, 2024 John Singer Sargent is known as the greatest portrait artist of his era. What made his ‘swagger’ portraits remarkable was…
A Revolution on Canvas May 29, 2024 Seminal Iranian modern artist and pro-democracy activist Nicky Nodjoumi fled Iran in 1980, joining his wife Nahid and daughter Sara…
Exhibition on Screen: My National Gallery, London June 26, 2024 The National Gallery of London is one of the world’s greatest art galleries. It is full of masterpieces, an endless…
Exhibition on Screen: Hopper—An American Love Story July 31, 2024 7:00—Q&A with The Whitney’s Farris Wahbeh along with experts Kathleen Motes Bennewitz and Elizabeth Thompson Colleary Edward Hopper’s work is some of the most recognizable art in America—popular, praised, and mysterious. Countless painters, photographers, filmmakers, and…
Taking Venice Aug. 28, 2024 At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government is determined to fight Communism with culture. The Venice Biennale,…
Exhibition on Screen: Frida Kahlo Sep. 25, 2024 Who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone knows her, but who was the woman behind the bright colours, the big brows, and…
Jeff Koons: A Private Portrait Oct. 16, 2024 This is not just a documentary but an amazing journey inside the mind of the most controversial artist of our…
Close to Vermeer Nov. 20, 2024 Go behind the scenes of the largest Vermeer exhibition ever, mounted in early 2023 at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Capturing…
Exhibition on Screen—Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers Dec. 18, 2024 200 years after its opening and a century after acquiring its first Van Gogh works, the National Gallery, London is…

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