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Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle, film screening and Q&A

Date/Time

Apr 24, 2014
06:00 PM

Description

Key to the Riddle is a fascinating look at one of America’s most notorious cult visionaries—a man who truly believed that art could save his life. Using Bess’s own hauntingly sincere words (in letters to Betty Parsons, Meyer Schapiro, and others) the book and documentary traces the life and logic of this forgotten artist and explains how a love of beauty and a desire for wholeness lead Bess to self-surgery to become a pseudo-hermaphrodite and, ultimately, a mental hospital.                           

Key to the Riddle producer Chuck Smith will introduce the film and answer questions following the screening.

Cost

Free

Location

View map Neuberger Museum of Art
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Education Department

Phone

914-251-6113

Contact name

Olivia Kalin

Contact email

olivia.kalin@purchase.edu

Neighborhood:

Bedford,Bronxville,Fairfield,Greenwich,Harrison,Hartsdale,Larchmont,Mamaroneck,Mount Kisco,Mount Vernon,New Rochelle,Port Chester,Purchase,Rye,Rye Brook,Scarsdale,White Plains

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