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"Behind the Scenes: The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop"
Visit midcentury Hollywood without leaving Austin through an up-close view of these Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio assets. This first-ever public viewing of 12 historic Golden Age of film backdrops provides a look into the nearly lost art of handpainted Hollywood motion picture scenic art. Reservations for timed admission tickets are available at texasperformingarts.org. In 2012, the Art Director’s Guild Archives began the Backdrop Recovery Project, an effort to preserve the legacy of Hollywood’s motion picture scenic artists. This resulted in the preservation of 207 historic backings, creating the world’s most comprehensive archive of Hollywood scenic art history. The Art Director's Guild donated these historic drops to museums, motion picture archives, and academic institutions, including The University of Texas at Austin through the Texas Performing Arts scenic studio. Texas Performing Arts now houses 50 MGM backdrops used to educate the next generation of scenic artists for stage and screen.
Feb. 11-March 21
Bass Concert Hall Stage AUSTIN, Texas