Member Virtual Tour

Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running


Tuesday, May 17, 2022
3 – 4 pm EDT
Zoom, Virtual Tour

Jewish Museum members are invited to an exclusive virtual tour of Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running, led by Kristina Parsons, Leon Levy Curatorial Assistant. 

Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running explores the breadth and import of Mekas’ life, art, and legacy in the field of the moving image. Coinciding with the centennial of his birth, the exhibition surveys Mekas’ 70-year career and includes 11 films presented in an immersive environment, photography, and previously unseen archival materials. 

Over seven decades, Mekas made 93 films and videos, amassing footage that was both a record of his life and a resource for his art. He was the author, founder, and co-founder of numerous artist-run cooperatives, distribution networks, and writings on film: including, between 1968 and 1971, the Film-Makers’ Cooperative that presented the screening and conversation series Avant Garde Tuesdays at the Jewish Museum.

Members only, capacity is limited. Please use the RSVP button or email Jill Cofskey, Membership Associate, at [email protected] to confirm your attendance.

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Jonas Mekas, Grid of stills from Walden (Diaries, Notes, and Sketches), 1969, 16mm film, color, black and white, sound. 180 minutes. Estate of Jonas Mekas.