Special Alert

Italians and Design Film Series

  • August 24, 2017
    August 31, 2017
    September 17, 2017
  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • 90 Carlton Street 
  • Performing and Visual Arts Complex 
  • University of Georgia 
  • Athens, GA
  • Phone: 706-542-4662
  • Price: free
  • Time: From: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening.

8/24/17 "Amare Gio Ponti" presents a picture of the man, the architect, aspiring painter and Italian designer who, over 50 years, tried it all with untiring energy — from the design of a door handle to the formulation of a town plan. (2015, NR. 34 min.)

8/31/17 Federico Fellini drew on his own circus background for the 1954 classic “La Strada.” Set in a seedy travelling carnival, this symbolism-laden drama was the winner of the first official Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film. Starring Giulietta Masina and Anthony Quinn. (1954, NR. 108 min.)

9/17/17 “If you can’t find it, design it” is the motto of Italian designers Lella and Massimo Vignelli, whose renowned work — covered in this documentary — ranges ”from the spoon to the city.” (2013, NR. 86 min.)

Films are sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street