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Henry Glassie: Field Work
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Henry Glassie: Field Work

March 16, 2024
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

FREE with Museum Admission. Reserve Seats Here

Join us for a screening of " Henry Glassie: Field Work" followed by a Q & A with Henry Glassie, moderated by Carrie Hertz, Curator of Dress and Textiles. Dr. Glassie shares a long history with the Museum of International Folk Art and has worked on multiple projects over the years, including authoring "The Spirit of Folk Art" and curating a major exhibition of Turkish Folk Art in 1991

From Director Pat Collins, ‘Field Work’, is a portrait of the celebrated folklorist and ethnologist Henry Glassie and is an immersive and meditative film set among the rituals and rhythms of working artists in Brazil, Turkey, North Carolina and Ireland. The film displays the director’s trademark eye for details and the process of the artist’s work is awe-inspiring. Glassie’s subject is folklore and art but his deep abiding love for the people who create it resonates throughout the film. “I don’t study people” Glassie says, “I stand with people and I study the things they create.” Artists like the sculptor Edival Rosas from Salvador in Brazil describe their practice as one where body and spirit are integrated, where in Glassie’s words the creative act brings “a momentary fulfilment of what it is to be human.”

ASL interpretation is available by request. Please e-mail Patricia Sigala by March 13th at: patricia.sigala@dca.nm.gov 

Having had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film won many awards, including Best Irish Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh; Best European Science Film of the European Academy of Science Film; and the Audience Award of the INScience International Film Festival.