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A Paramount Picture (detail), 1934. Reginald Marsh (American, 1898–1954). Tempera on Masonite; 90.8 x 70.5 cm. Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund, 2006.137. © Estate of Reginald Marsh / Art Students League, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

“Lights! Paintbrush! Action!” Reginald Marsh’s A Paramount Picture

Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Every first Tuesday of each month, join curators, conservators, scholars, and other museum staff for 30-minute talks on objects currently on display in the museum galleries. 

Movies have a long history in providing escapist fare from everyday life. Set amid the Great Depression, Reginald Marsh’s A Paramount Picture  presents a scene in New York’s Times Square, where people have gathered around a theater showing the Cecil B. DeMille blockbuster Cleopatra. This lecture offers a “behind-the-scene” look at the painting, incorporating material from the artist’s archive to explain how it came into being. 

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O'Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.