Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form Film Series

27 Apr - 22 Jun 2017
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown


Charles Sheeler (1883-1965), Helen Menken, Vanity Fair, October 1, 1931. © Condé Nast.


Charles Sheeler (1883-1965), Aldous Huxley, Vanity Fair, April 1, 1927. © Condé Nast.

As part of its exhibition Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form, the James A. Michener Art Museum presents a series of films from the 1920s.

Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form presents a collection of painter and photographer Charles Sheeler’s little-known fashion photography created for Condé Nast between 1926 and 1931—a body of work that significantly informed the aesthetic vision of one of American modernism’s founding figures.

See the full schedule of film screenings below.

The Jazz Singer
April 27 at 7 p.m.
In this Alan Crosland-directed film, the son of a Jewish cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

The Big Parade
May 18 at 7 p.m.
A screening of a musical about a young American soldier who witnesses the horrors of the Great War.

It Happened One Night
June 1 at 7 p.m.
Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, this film tells the story of an heiress who runs away from home and is helped by a reporter in need of a story.

The Gay Divorcee
June 22 at 7 p.m.
In this film starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, a woman travels to an English resort after seeking a divorce from her husband.