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Art on Film

Thursday, September 19, 2019

6:30 PM

Using the medium of film, the Museum explores the stories of the artists and art on view in its new permanent collection exhibition, New Symphony of Time.

The documentary, Walter Anderson: Realizations of an Artist explores the beloved Mississippi artist's life and art, from his days as a student to his last trip to Horn Island in 1965, during Hurricane Betsy. Using never before seen film footage, as well as artwork and archival photographs, this one-hour biography traces the extraordinary life of the fiercely independent artist. Following the viewing, participants will hear from the film’s writer, director, and producer, Win Riley, and co-producer David Wolf.


The Art on Film series is sponsored by Ergon Foundation.

WIN RILEY is the writer, director, and producer of Walter Anderson: Realizations of an Artist, which was broadcast on PBS beginning in 2006. He also wrote, produced, and directed the award winning one-hour program Walker Percy: A Documentary Film, focusing on Percy's life and philosophy, also broadcast nationally on PBS. He has worked as a location manager for dozens of films and television programs, and is currently developing a six-part television show. Win grew up in New Orleans and in Auckland, New Zealand.

DAVID WOLF has been involved in television production for over 25 years. Starting in the 1990’s, David produced and oversaw commercials and films for clients such as International Paper, the Tulane’s Cuban Studies Institute, The Preservation Resource Center, and The Volunteers of America. From 2004-05 David collaborated with Win Riley on the production of Walter Anderson: Realizations of an Artist as producer and director. The one hour film distributed to PBS via American Public Television won best documentary and best of show at the Fargo Film Festival and also received numerous awards and recognition nationally. David joined WLAE TV as Director of Productions in 2008 and is now an Executive Producer specializing in non-profit, educational and cultural programming as well as documentary features. David is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and is married with two children.