Striking ‘Gold’ at the Neuberger Museum of Art

Untitled Cardboard, plastic, golden leaf and pigments 15 x 17 cm 1998 Photographer: Daniel Hernández-Salazar

The Neuberger Museum of Art has just the ticket for you − we’re talking about the iconic golden ticket featured in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” The museum will host a special screening of the1971 film as part of “Family Festival: Gold,” at the museum Sunday, July 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Other activities include songs, stories and animation with Jukebox Radio, a treasure hunt in the galleries with the chance of winning a gold prize; and complementary refreshments. Admission is free for Neuberger Family Circle Members and above. General admission is $10 per child 18 and under and free for adults.

The fest is part of the Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance’s “The Seven Deadly Sins” joint programming effort, with each participating museum adopting one of the sins (wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony) to address in exhibitions and events. The “Gold” exhibit, on view through Oct. 11, is the Neuberger’s response to the subject of greed.

The show features works by 22 contemporary artists exhibiting in the United States and abroad. Each of these artists has used gold physically or conceptually in his practice to reinforce or challenge notions of transformation, beauty, spirituality and values both economic and moral. The exhibition is organized for the Neuberger by the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Fla., and curated by Bass curator of exhibitions José Carlos Diaz.

For more on “Gold” and “The Seven Deadly Sins,” look for WAG’s August issue (“Passion Plays”). – edited by Georgette Gouveia

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