News and Events - Bass Museum of Art

March 17, 2007, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
The Bass Museum of Art and H.I.H. Princess Thi-Nga of Vietnam will invite children, parents, grandparents and others to attend this day-long event which will include artist workshops utilizing a variety of media, music and dance presentations, plus docent tours of the Imperial Jade Collection.
Complimentary admission
Sponsored by the Princess Thi-Nga foundation

Sunday, March 25th, 2:00pm
Film screening – The Last Emperor, 1987, (160 minutes)
The Last Emperor is an intensely human story, a vivid, inspiring and grand epic about a young man who was named the divine ruler of China at age three. The story of Pu Yi is an intimate portrait of a man who is given everything as a child including a staff of 1,200 eunuchs and the adulation of half a billion people, but who never really tastes the joys of freedom.
In English, Mandarin, and Japanese with English subtitles
Winner of 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture
Free with museum admission

March 25, 2007, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Imperial Tea Ceremony
Join Her Imperial Highness Princess Thi-Nga for a fine tea sampling and introduction to the rituals of an Imperial Court Tea Ceremony. This event will also include a private presentation of the Imperial Jade Collection by H.I.H. Princess Thi-Nga.
Admission $ 150 Members; $200 non-members.

Sunday, April 15th, 2:00pm
Film screening – Ran, 1985 (160 minutes)
A masterpiece by legendary director Akira Kurosawa, Ran is a visually shattering adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear transposed to sixteenth century feudal Japan. The Great Lord Hidetora Ichimonji abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him. A story of greed, lust for power, and ultimate revenge.
In Japanese with English subtitles
Free with museum admission

Sunday, April 29th, 3:00pm
Film screening – The Music Room, 1958 (95 minutes)
With The Music Room, world-renown Indian director Satyajit Ray set out to capture a lost world – the feudal aristocracy of Bengal – and the vanishing arts it once supported. This compelling tale traces the deteriorating life of Biswambhar Roy, the last in a line of Indian aristocrats, whose money is nearly gone but whose position in society is still intact. As his wealth disappears, a boorish young social climber appears to goad him into ever-more extravagant displays. This poignant film features classical Indian music and dance and an epic tragic conflict between old and new in changing times.
In Bengali with English subtitles
Free with museum admission



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