America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age-A New Film from Director Michael Maglaras

America Rising

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Providence Public Library and 217 Films Presents…

You will not want to miss “America Rising -The Arts of the Gilded Age”…an exciting and enlightening look at America through the eyes of its most creative citizens.

“America Rising:  The Arts of the Gilded Age” tells the story of the paintings, the sculpture, the music  and the literature of America’s renaissance…the tremendous outpouring of artistic endeavor that occurred between the death of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and the death of Mark Twain in 1910. Employing more than 90 paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptural works, by such important America artists as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Alfred Stieglitz, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, writer/director Michael Maglaras tells the story of the rising of American society through the voices of some of its most creative spirits. Included in this film is recently discovered film footage (the only known footage) of Mark Twain taken in 1909. Michael Maglaras has been hailed as a “virtuoso filmmaker” (Peggy Parsons, Director of Film, National Gallery of Art).

Cost: Free and Open to All

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