MoMA honors Robert Zemeckis with major career retrospective

Robert Zemeckis, creator of some of the most iconic films of the last 40 years, including Romancing the Stone (1984), Back to the Future (1985), Forrest Gump (1994), and Cast Away (2000), will be honored with a major career retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art from September 29 through October 18, 2015. Opening on September 29 with a special screening of Zemeckis’ latest film, The Walk (2015), the retrospective will include all of Zemeckis’ feature films as well as a selection of his television work and student films. Zemeckis will participate in a post-screening Q&A on September 29 following the screening of The Walk, the PG-rated, all-audience 3D motion picture experience that retells Philippe Petit’s high wire walk between the World Trade Center towers. On October 3, MoMA will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Back to the Future by screening all three Back to the Future films in succession, just in advance of O

Sotheby’s New York to offer one of the greatest private collections of Americana

Sotheby’s announces that it will offer one of the greatest collections of Americana ever assembled, as part of its Americana Week sales in January 2016: Property from the Collection of Irvin & Anita Schorsch: Hidden Glen Farms. Rarely do American collectors immerse themselves so thoroughly into the essence of colonial life, and the Schorsch collection illustrates the passion and dedication necessary to develop such an exemplary offering. The dedicated auction provides an encyclopedic view of furniture, ceramics, books, silver, fine art, needlepoint samplers and decorative arts of the period – with each piece representing Irvin and Anita’s keen eye for craftsmanship and deep knowledge of early-American history. While Irvin and Anita found the brilliance of American craftsmanship and design in exceptional and singular works, they also found it in

Major retrospective of the work of Marius Borgeaud on view at the Fondation de l’Hermitage

The Fondation de l’Hermitage presents a major retrospective of the work of Marius Borgeaud, one of the most important figures in early 20th century art in the canton of Vaud. Active mainly in France, Borgeaud was born in Lausanne and remains very popular in Switzerland. Marius Borgeaud is one of the most popular Swiss artists of his generation, alongside Ferdinand Hodler and Félix Vallotton. He was born into a prominent Vaud family in 1861 and started painting at the age of 40, having squandered the inheritance left him by his father. He was initially linked to the Impressionist movement, but soon set out on his own path, unattached to any artistic school. Borgeaud spent his time between Brittany and Paris, where he began exhibiting in 1904. He died in 1924, leaving over 300 paintings. The selection is organised around themes explored by Borgeaud: Figures and Places,