February 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Custom House
281 Front St
Key West, FL 33040
$5 - $10
Adele Williams
305 295 6616 Ext 115
Museum Hours @ Custom House | Key West | Florida | United States

Join us at the Custom house for a viewing of “Museum Hours,” a New York Times Critic pick that explores the links of life and art by acclaimed filmmaker Jem Cohen.

 When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways in which works of art reflect and shape the world.

 The New York Times call the one hour, 47-minute feature an “exquisitely photographed ode to the bonds of friendship, an exploration of an unseen Vienna, and the power of art to both mirror and alter our lives.”  It glances at medieval and classical works, with a gallery-strolling focus on Dutch and Flemish paintings from the early modern period that turned ordinary faces and everyday events into subjects for artistic scrutiny. Woven into “Museum Hours” is Mr. Cohen’s belief that the impact of art “really kicks in” during the bleakest of times.