Who Gets to Call It Art?

Film/Video

Henry Geldzahler
Photo courtesy of Douglas Edmonds

Who Gets to Call It Art?

Peter Rosen, 2005

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Fri, June 2, 2006 7 PM
Sat, June 3, 2006 7 PM

Take a wild ride with some legendary artists and curators through the art scene of the 1960s. Time Out New York calls this film "wonderful…an exuberant fix for art junkies."

Who Gets to Call It Art? focuses on Henry Geldzahler, the legendary modern art curator at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Featuring never-before-seen footage of Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and others, the film explores one of the most creatively fertile periods of the last century. With a soundtrack that includes the Velvet Underground, Can, Eric Dolphy, and the Monks, it's a thrilling, vibrant look at an amazing 10 years when American artists were challenging just about everything. With David Hockney, Frank Stella, Jonas Mekas, and others. (80 mins., 35mm)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view Sept 21–Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)