Community Events

Greer Lankton on Film

Greer Lankton, A Selection from the Greer Lankton Archive of the Mattress Factory, 2017
Thursday, June 6, 2019
6-8 PM 
$20/$15 MF Members & Students
Members: Email members@mattress.org for discount code
Students: Present valid student ID at check-in


Get a rare glimpse of a creative icon:  Join us for an evening celebrating the life and works of Greer Lankton, featuring 11 never-before-screened short films by the artist and remarks from Margery King, the curator of the Greer Lankton Archive exhibition.  
Part of the Mattress Factory’s Greer Lankton Archive, the films provide an intimate look into Lankton’s early private life. Among the films are footage from a family Christmas, candid interactions with friends and stop-motion animations of her famed dolls. When viewed in conjunction with the archival materials on display, the films offer a more complete picture of one of the most influential creators in the East Village art scene of the 1980s.

Curator Margery King will speak about Lankton’s life and works to add context to the films. The event will also showcase some of the Mattress Factory’s archival pieces not currently on display. Drinks and light bites will be provided.

The films will be on display in the museum lobby, June 4-9, and will be free to view with museum admission.

*Some films contain strong sexual content and may not be appropriate for children.

Parking is available at 1300 Brighton Road. Handicap accessible parking is available at 505 Jacksonia Street.
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