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Wikipedia Loves Art…we have a winner!

April 6, 2009

The Stanley Theater - Jersey City

We chose Robert Smyth’s photograph of the Stanley Theater in Jersey City as our Wikipedia Loves Art Winner! We thought Robert did a great job of capturing old movie house architecture, and his photo would be ideal for illustrating a Wikipedia article. He’s won a subscription to Film Comment magazine, as well as a five-series movie pass to one of our series at The Film Society.

Wikipedia Loves Art was a month-long scavenger hunt organized by the Brooklyn Museum and involving a diverse group of institutions such as the Indianapolis Museum of ArtLos Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, V&A, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Hunter Museum of American Art, The Jewish Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New-York Historical Society, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Taft Museum of Art.

You can see all the great photographs taken of historic movie theaters here. A big thanks to all of the participants–it was a tough decision!

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales talks about Wikipedia Loves Art

February 7, 2009

The Wikipedia Loves Art pool now has over three hundred items. And tonight you can join other participants for Brooklyn Museum’s free First Saturday event.

And don’t forget–the Film Society of Lincoln Center wants your shots of historic movie house architecture. You can win great prizes, including movie passes and a subscription to Film Comment magazine.

Film Society Week Ahead February 5-11

February 4, 2009

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All inclusive entertainment: Young Friends of Film presents Wong Kar Wai’s Days of Being Wild with a post-screening discussion and party with open bar and free snacks, Thursday February 5 at 7:30. [Buy tickets]

Celebrate Black History Month at the Film Society:
We honor the remarkable career of pioneering filmmaker Oscar Micheaux with a series of films that are a rare glimpse of authentic and complex African-American characters during the pre-war period. Enjoy a special reception on opening night, February 6th.

Wikipedia Loves Art is here! Save the date for these meet-ups to mix it up with art-lovers like yourself:
Friday, February 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art [RSVP on Facebook]
Saturday, February 7 at the Brooklyn Museum [More info on Flickr]
Friday February 13th at the New York Historical Society [More info on Flickr]