The Art Scene: 03.08.12

“Interchanged,” an oil-on-canvas painting from 1955, is from the collection of David Geffen. The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society, New York

New Parrish Film Program
    The Parrish Art Museum will present East End Stories on Screen, a periodic film program drawing upon rare home movies, newsreels, documentaries, and interviews with East End artists, tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. Andrea Grover, curator of programs, has organized the series as a companion to the Museum’s East End Stories Web site (artists.parrishart.org), which contains information on more than 600 artists who have lived and worked in the area since the mid-1800s.
    Tomorrow’s program will include Andy Warhol’s “Factory Diary: Montauk Beach, Kennedy Kids, Summer 1972,” a 26-minute black-and-white video diary, lent by the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Other clips include Rudy Burckhardt’s film “A Day in the Life of a Cleaning Woman,” with Anne Porter, Fairfield Porter, Larry Rivers, and Edith Schloss, a home movie of Childe Hassam, courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Emily Wilson’s short documentary on Victor D’Amico’s Art Barge. Penny Wright, director of adult programs at the Rogers Memorial Library and the organizer of the library’s oral history program, will introduce some videos, adding some context to the featured artists and places.
    Tickets are $10 and $5 for Parrish members. A reception will follow.


De Kooning Discussion
    Judith Wolfe, a former curator at Guild Hall and an art historian who lives in Springs, will give a talk on Willem de Kooning on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Springs Presbyterian Church as part of the Community Arts Project’s winter programs.
    Ms. Wolfe organized a show of de Kooning’s work called “Willem de Kooning: Works from 1951 to 1981” at Guild Hall in 1981 and knew the artist as well.
    Admission will be a $5 suggested donation. An English tea will be served after the talk.

Julian Voloj in Sag Harbor
    “Forgotten Heritage: Uncovering New York’s Hidden Jewish Past,” an exhibition of work by Julian Voloj, a German-born photographer and writer, is on view at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor. His show focuses on the rediscovery of nearly forgotten bits of Jewish heritage in once vibrant Jewish communities in New York City neighborhoods such as the South Bronx, Harlem, and Brownsville.
    A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. The photos will be on view before and after worship services on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, and by appointment, through April 13.