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Avant-Garde Animator Harry Smith Exhibit Comes To LA's Getty Center

* Friday, April 20 - Saturday, April 21, 2001. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

The Getty Research Institute is presenting a symposium on the avant-garde works of Harry Smith. Best known to cinephiles for his experimental films incorporating ingenious original techniques of collage animation and painting directly onto film, Smith also distinguished himself as a painter, well-known musicologist, anthropologist, linguist and magician. The Friday event will run from 9 am - 5 pm and the Saturday event begins at 9 am and concludes at 3:30 pm. A film screening will take place on Friday at 7:30 pm. Please note that there will be a $5.00 charge for parking and that late arrivals cannot be guaranteed seating. Separate reservations are required to attend the symposium sessions and/or the film screening, please make reservations by calling Tel.: (310) 440-7300.

Want to learn more out the cutting-edge art of Harry Smith? Then read the following Animation World Magazine articles.

American Magus - Harry Smith - A Modern Alchemist (English version)

American Magus - Harry Smith - Alchimista d'Avanguardia (Italian version)

Fragments of a Faith Forgotten: Unearthing the Harry Smith Archives

The Flesh Made Word: Harry Smith Speaks

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