VMFA Film Noir Program at Second Street Gallery

This workshop is geared towards educators but is open to anyone interested.


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Arts Education Workshop

Cast in a Darker Shadow: Walker Evans, Edward Hopper, and Film Noir
Wednesday, May 1, 4:30-7:00pm
at Second Street Gallery

PCA and Second Street Gallery in collaboration with the Office of Statewide Partnerships of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts present Cast in a Darker Shadow: Walker Evans, Edward Hopper, and Film Noir on Wednesday, May 1 from 4:30 to 7:00pm at Second Street Gallery.

Attendees can expect a combination of entertaining stories, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Educators will receive a CD of images courtesy of the VMFA, posters, lesson plans to take back to their classroom, and will be eligible for re-certification points.

Join Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator of the VMFA, as he explores these artists who celebrated America without filter, focusing on common people in common lives and places. The photographer Walker Evans and painter Edward Hopper were part of the generation of American artists who tore themselves away from European ideals at the start of the 20th century. Within those scenes lies a powerful silence in which directness creates a visual anxiety as we wonder what has just happened and what will happen next. Participants will discuss the emotional power of space and shadow in Walker Evans’ photographs and explore Edward Hopper’s love of and direct influence on classic Film Noir from The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep to modern reinterpretations including works by Quentin Tarantino and Wim Wenders.

This workshop is intended for teachers, educators, and all those interested in art! Refreshments will be provided.

This event is FREE for PCA and Second Street Gallery members ($5 for non-members). Advance registration required. To register for this workshop, please email info@charlottesvillearts.org by April 30. Questions? Please call (434)977-7284.

Second Street Gallery is located at 115 Second Street SE, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Piedmont Council for the ArtsP.O. Box 2426, Charlottesville, VA 22902 | 434.971.2787 | info@charlottesvillearts.org | www.charlottesvillearts.org

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