Grab a picnic blanket and head over to the East Lawn, just adjacent to the Museum, at sundown for a film screening under the stars. In the first of three summer installments, Screen on the Green will feature the film adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s celebrated novel of love, intrigue, and adventure, Ivanhoe. The film follows Ivanhoe as he returns from the crusades and joins forces with Robin Hood to save King Richard the Lionheart from imprisonment in Austria. Set in the 12th century, the film shares themes and imagery with the 15th-century tapestries on view in The Invention of Glory.
Running time: 106 min; rated G
All films begin at sundown (approximately 8:00 p.m.)