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The art of Manet' screens at the Grand

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ELLSWORTH - Take a walk through one of the first 19th-century artists to approach modern and postmodern life subjects in the HD cinema event 'Manet: Portraying Life' screening at The Grand on Thursday, May 23 for a one-time only performance at  6 p.m.

The eagerly-awaited exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, 'Manet: Portraying Life' is being captured for cinema screens worldwide and is the first ever major exhibition in the UK devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet, spanning his entire career. It brings together great works from across Europe, Asia and the USA. In addition, cinemagoers will see exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the Royal Academy's exhibition preparation - moments usually hidden from view - and experience a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th-century Paris. Host Tim Marlow (along with expert guests) examines the work of one of the all-time great artists.

Manet's portraiture has never been explored in exhibition form, despite it forming around half of his artistic output. He painted his family, friends and the literary, political and artistic figures of the day, giving life not only to his subjects but also to Parisian society. The exhibition consists of more than 50 works, including portraits of his most frequent sitter, his wife Suzanne Leenhoff; luminaries of the period Antonin Proust, mile Zola and Stphane Mallarm; along with scenes from everyday life revealing Manet's forward-thinking, modern approach to portraiture. This event has been organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio. The exhibition is sponsored by BNY Mellon, Partner of the Royal Academy of Arts. More information can be found at www.royalacademy.org.uk.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $9 for seniors and $8 for members, and are available at The Grand Box Office (207) 667-9500 or online at www.grandonline.org.

In addition to these HD exhibitions, The Grand is proud to be presenting NT Live, a series of simulcasts from The National Theatre of London, which includes Helen Mirren in 'The Audience' on Thursday, June 13 at 2 p.m.

A full schedule can be found online at www.grandonline.org. Or follow The Grand on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Grand-Auditorium/112755987339.

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