Art & Design Film Festival Opens

(10.29) The first annual Art & Design Film Festival kicks off Thursday with a screening of the documentary “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict.” Thursday’s opening reception at the RISD Museum will be hosted by Daniel Kamil. (Facebook event page.)

Opening reception will include Oysters and BBQ provided by the Ocean State Oyster Festival & Wine by Campus Fine Wines. Music by Jason Falzone and a short performance with his ensemble.

The Director of the film, Lisa Immordino Vreeland, will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A with RISD Museum Director John W. Smith.

Immordino Vreeland previously directed the wildly entertaining “Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel” about her husband’s remarkable grandmother (NYT 9.12.12). From a profile with Moveable Feast;

Like Immordino Vreeland’s first biography, “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” about the legendary Vogue editor-in-chief, “Art Addict” makes a compelling case for the art of curation being every bit as important as the creation of art. Showing how a woman with no formal training or expertise in the field came to dominate it, the film offers an entertaining study of how Guggenheim cultivated relationships with artists, some more intimate than others, and provided both the patronage and platform necessary for them to break through to the general public.

Opening reception, 5:30pm to 9pm, Thursday, October 29, RISD Museum, 224 Benefit Street

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