Art & Architecture Series

About Art & Architecture On Screen

The Art & Architecture Series is new to the Opera House and is sponsored by Fredonia Place.

Captured exclusively for satellite transmission throughout the world, this ground-breaking series brings the world’s greatest works of art, and their environs, to cinemas nationwide.  Enjoy unprecedented big screen access into the lives of renowned artists, their art, and the fabulous museums and galleries that are not only the custodians of such masterpieces, but works of art in their own right.

Assistive listening headsets are available for use with all Live in HD Series events.  Simply ask any usher or Opera House staff member.  Headset funding provided by Robert & Marilyn Maytum, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club, and by a grant from Theatre Development Fund's TAP Plus program in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts.

Gauguin in Tahiti - Paradise Lost

Oct 17 2019 - 7:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

Gauguin in Tahiti - Paradise Lost traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin, who left France for Tahiti feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter.

Audiences join this journey from Tahiti to American museums including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, where Gauguin's finest masterpieces are now preserved. 

Gauguin in Tahiti - Paradise Lost takes us on the trail of a story that has become myth. Through Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, we experience the landscapes that inspired Gauguin, in the places where he built houses with bamboo and leaves, and discovered light and colors that changed his painting forever. 

The production runs approximately one hour, 30 minutes. 

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders

Nov 14 2019 - 7:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders celebrates the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum - one of the most-visited museums in the world. 

Hosted by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, this cinematic journey offers viewers a spell-binding experience, telling the story of Spain and beyond, through the works of Velazquez, Rubens, Titian, Mantegna, Bosch, Goya, El Greco and more.

It is a tour through the museum's rooms, stories and emotions on a discovery of a heritage of beauty and art.  The museum's wealth of more than 8000 art treasures draws almost 3 million visitors to Madrid every year.

Its collection tells the story of kings, queens, dynasties, wars, defeats and victories, as well as the story of the feelings and emotions of the men and women of yesteryear and of today, whose lives are intertwined with the museum's: rulers, painters, artists, architects, collectors, curators, intellectuals, and visitors. 

The production runs approximately one hour, 30 minutes. 

Leonard: The Works

Feb 6 2020 - 7:00pm Ginevra de' Benci, 1474Ginevra de' Benci, 1474

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death: for the first time ever, ALL of his paintings will be shown in ultra-HD on the big screen!

Leonardo da Vinci is widely acclaimed as the world's favorite artist.  Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius; but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all - his art. 

His peerless paintings and drawings are the focus of Leonardo: The Works, as this cinematic production presents every single attributed painting, in ultra-HD quality, as never seen before on the big screen.

Key works include: The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de' Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and more than a dozen others.  The film also looks afresh at da Vinci's life - his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day - through the prism of his art.

This is the definitive production about Leonardo, and the first to truly tell the whole story.

The production runs approximately one hour, 25 minutes. 

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