This winter the Museum will present two films in conjunction with the special exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture.
Cathedrals of Culture: The Salk Insitute | Friday, December 9
Originated by German filmmaker Wim Wenders, the six-part Cathedrals of Culture program aims to reveal the soul behind great buildings. This episode, directed by Robert Redford, explores the architecture of the Salk Institute and how it inspires creativity in the scientists who work there. Prior to the screening, Dr. Tom Albright, a member of the Salk Institute faculty and Past President of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, will speak about the connection between architecture and neuroscience.
My Architect: A Son's Journey | Friday, January 13
The Academy Award-nominated documentary My Architect follows a son's five-year journey to reconcile the life and work of his father, the famous architect Louis Kahn. Filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A session following the screening.
Film in the Garden
The 2016 Film in the Garden summer series has ended. Stay tuned for Film in the Garden in summer 2017.
Enjoy a night under the stars in the Botanical Lawn located east of the Museum and a selection of films inspired by current exhibitions. Grab a blanket, bring a few friends, and be sure to arrive early for a good seat on the lawn. Pack your own picnic, or visit Panama 66 before the screening for drinks, dinner, and nibbles (open until 5:00 p.m.). Please note alcoholic beverages are allowed in Balboa Park until 8:00 p.m. Drinks purchased at Panama 66 cannot be taken out to the Botanical Lawn. Pets are allowed on the lawn.
Due to popular demand, the Museum's summer film series has moved to the Botanical Garden east of the Museum to accommodate more attendees. Film in the Garden aims to complement and enhance the enjoyment and understanding of visual art through film and other art forms.