Magic Lantern: Talks on Film and Art

Curated and hosted by Robert Horton, film critic, Magic Lantern was a series of screenings and talks (with accompanying film clips) that used the Frye’s exhibitions and collections as the impetus for discussion of film-related topics.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 25 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community Day

Wednesday, September 29 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Virtual Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesday, October 5 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Virtual Artwork Discussion | The Harvest

Wednesday, October 13 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Virtual Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday, October 14 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Rosa Bonheur | Virtual Lecture
Rebecca Albiani

Wednesday, October 27 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Virtual Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday, November 10 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Virtual Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday, November 11 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Preston Singletary | Virtual Lecture
Rebecca Albiani

Wednesday, November 24 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Virtual Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesday, December 7 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Virtual Artwork Discussion | Together

Wednesday, December 8 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Virtual Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday, December 9 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hendrick Avercamp and the Dutch Winter Landscape | Virtual Lecture
Rebecca Albiani

Wednesday, December 22 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Virtual Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday, January 13 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Beatrix Potter | Virtual Lecture
Rebecca Albiani

Sunday, January 16 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Curator Tour: Duane Linklater
Amanda Donnan

Thursday, February 10 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Wabi-sabi | Virtual Lecture
Rebecca Albiani

Thursday, March 10 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Special Reservations": Elizabeth Catlett | Virtual Lecture
Rebecca Albiani

Thursday, April 14 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Bridgerton Design | Virtual Lecture
Rebecca Albiani

Thursday, June 9 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Romare Bearden (1911-1988) | Virtual Lecture
Rebecca Albiani

About Robert Horton


Robert Horton writes about film for The Herald (Everett, Washington) and Seattle Weekly, and teaches in the Film Studies program at Seattle University. He is the author of Billy Wilder: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi, 2001) and Frankenstein (Columbia University Press, 2014), and his obituary on the acting career of Frank Sinatra was selected for the Best American Movie Writing 1999 omnibus (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1999). He is a regular contributor to Film Comment magazine and co-author of the graphic novel Rotten. He appears annually at the Port Townsend Film Festival, and is a speaker for Humanities Washington and Smithsonian Journeys. He has been curating the monthly Magic Lantern program at the Frye Art Museum  since February 2005.



Photo: Ryan Schierling