'Where In The World Is J.P. Morgan?' Film Series At Atheneum

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's new exhibit, "Morgan: Mind of the Collector," marks the 100th anniversary of J.P. Morgan's colossal donation of more than 1,400 works of art to the Hartford museum.

A film series to run concurrently with the exhibit pays tribute to Morgan by focusing on cities where the legendary financier lived, traveled and bought art, including Paris, Cairo, London, New York City, Florence and Venice.

"Where in the World is J.P. Morgan?" is made up of 10 film screenings from Sept. 30 to Nov. 12. Almost all of the screenings are preceded by tours of the exhibit, which is included in the price of the movie ticket.

Here's the lineup:

Sept. 30, 2 p.m.: "Coco Before Chanel," the 2009 Audrey Tautou biopic of the early years of Coco Chanel, until she first arrives in Paris. In French with subtitles. Tour starts at 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 1, 2 p.m.: "Cairo Time," the 2009 Patricia Clarkson romantic drama about an affair that catches both the man and the woman off-guard. Tour starts at 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 5, 8 p.m.: "An Ideal Husband," the 1999 Julianne Moore-Cate Blanchett drama about a Londoner whose marriage is threatened by a past misdeed. Part of the "Art After Dark" series, which includes access to the exhibits, a treasure hunt, snacks and music by The Duke's Men of Yale. Admission is $10, $5 members.

Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: "The Age of Innocence," the 1993 Daniel Day-Lewis/Winona Ryder drama about an engaged New Yorker attracted to an intriguing woman. Filmgoers can enter the museum as early at 4 p.m. to see the exhibit and relax in the Bar Car.

Oct. 14, 2 p.m.: "A Room With a View," the 1985 Helena Bonham Carter romance about a sheltered woman who meets a free-spirited man while on vacation in Florence. Tour starts at 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 15, 2 p.m.: "Death in Venice," the 2001 Luchino Visconti drama about a composer on vacation who falls in love with a young man. Tour starts at 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 27, 8 p.m.: "Ragtime," the 1981 ensemble drama about intersecting lives in turn-of-the-20th-century New York. Morgan is one of the many real-life people depicted in the film. Admission is free. The screening is part of a Gilded Age Happy Hour, starting at 5 p.m. Attendees should arrive in period costumes. Sea Tea Improv will perform comedy, and snacks and drinks will be available in the Bar Car. Exhibition tours will be available.

Oct. 29, at 2 p.m.: "Tipping the Velvet," a three-part BBC series about a lesbian love affair, set in 1890s London. Tour starts at 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 12, 3 p.m.: "Titanic," the 1953 Barbara Stanwyck film set aboard the ocean liner. No tour. Preceded at 1 p.m. by a reception and 2 p.m. by a talk by ocean explorer David Gallo. Admission is $25, $20 members, and includes admission to the museum.

Unless otherwise noted, admission to the films is $9, $8 seniors and students, $7 members, free for Insider Access and above. thewadsworth.org.

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