Henry Art Gallery

University of Washington


15th Ave NE & 41st St
Seattle, WA 98195


11-4: Wed
11-9: Thu, Fri
11-4: Sat, Sun
Closed: Mon, Tue


Programs & Events:

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Past Programs:

Northwest Film Forum and the Henry Art Gallery present The Cool School

Thursday, February 28, 2008, 7:15 - 11:00 PM
Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle
$5 NWFF and Henry Art Gallery members / $8.50 general / $6 seniors and children. For tickets visit brownpapertickets.com, 1.800.838.3006

The Cool School (Morgan Neville, USA, 2007, 86 min)

Special introduction and post-screening conversation
with Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Visual Arts Critic
Friday, February 22, 7:15 PM

Filmmaker Morgan Neville explores the emergence and impact of the beat-era LA art scene, focusing on its catalyst: Walter Hopps’s and Ed Kienholz’s Ferus Gallery, a simple space with grand ambitions. Ferus hosted Andy Warhol’s first gallery show (his 32 Campbell’s Soup Cans did not debut in New York!) and Marcel Duchamp’s first retrospective. The Cool School’s collage of period footage, and interviews with Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Walter Hopps, Dennis Hopper, and Frank Gehry create a vivid picture of this inspiring scene that ultimately established the importance of West Coast art.

Regina Hackett
Presented by the Northwest Film Forum
Featured artists: Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Walter Hopps, Dennis Hopper, Frank Gehry, Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp