The Danish Collector

The Danish Collector

Govett-Brewster Seniors

  • Fri 11 Feb 2022
  • 10—11AM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Second Friday of the month
  • All Seniors Welcome
  • Meet at Monica's Eatery 9.30 am ready for a 10 am start
  • Free entry
  • Under the new Traffic Light protection framework please show your vaccine pass on arrival at the gallery to attend this event.
  • • Booking recommended
  • • In line with current New Zealand restrictions for cinemas, conditions of entry to all Cinema screenings under the Covid-19 Protection Framework are:
  • • Show Vaccine Pass
  • • Mandatory Sign-in
  • • Face coverings to be worn
  • • As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
  • • To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
  • • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • • Wheelchair spaces available. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

Talks for older people keen for a regular dose of art and culture.

Join us for free-flowing conversations and experiences of contemporary art. No knowledge of art is needed!

For February we're giving you a free film screening in the Len Lye Cinema of The Danish Collector - Delacroix to Gauguin.

A documentary on the breed of collectors that emerged and breathed immense interest in the (then) ignored art of the Impressionists.

For many years no one was interested in the art of the Impressionists. Artists like Monet, Degas, and Renoir were vilified, attacked, and left penniless as a result. Then, something remarkable happened. A new breed of collectors emerged and, before long, they were battling to acquire any work by these new, radical artists that they could find.

Amongst them was the visionary Danish businessman Wilhelm Hansen. It was an extraordinary moment in art history; full of drama, intrigue, and subterfuge. Some collectors we may recognise and some we may not, but Hansen amassed a remarkable collection housed at his summer home, Ordrupgaard, on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Exhibition on Screen tells his fascinating story and, with exclusive access to a sell-out exhibition at London’s Royal Academy, brings the extraordinary collection to the big-screen in glorious high-definition. From Hansen’s beautiful house and gardens at Ordrupgaard to the streets of bohemian Paris, this film takes you on a journey to discover some of the best examples of 19th-century French art ever collected.


Please see the following link for the film synopsis here.

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