09/09/2013 03:01 PM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Museum of Art will presents a screening of the film, “Walter Anderson: Realizations of an Artist,” on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. at the museum, located on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts on 100 Lafayette Street in downtown Baton Rouge. This program is free to LSU Museum of Art members, or included in visitors’ $5 museum admission
The documentary is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Walter Inglis Anderson: Everything I See Is New And Strange,” on view at LSU Museum of Art through Oct. 13. It explores the artist’s life and art, from his student days to his last trip to Horn Island in 1965 during Hurricane Betsy. Using never before seen film footage, as well as artwork and archival photographs, this one-hour biography traces the extraordinary life of the fiercely independent artist.
The film, released in 2005 by Huracan Pictures, was written and produced by Winston Riley and David Wolfe. Interviews with family members, artists and art critics describe Anderson’s struggle to survive during the Great Depression, his hospitalizations and subsequent escapes, and his eventual triumph as an artist.
For more information, call the LSU Museum of Art at 225-389-7200 or visit www.lsumoa.com.
Contact Jeff English
LSU Museum of Art
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Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013