Larger than Life: Mythic Women in American Cinema
April 18 through May 25, 2003


Goddesses, monsters, mothers, lovers, dames, femmes fatales . . . depictions of women in American films have created numerous, and often contradictory, images. Guest curated by Christine Catanzarite, Associate Director of Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, this exhibition will illustrate the breadth and variety of images of women in film, from the early days of silent cinema through the studio era and contemporary films.

We gratefully acknowledge Stephen W. Blakely for lending his collection.

May 7 5:30 p.m.
"Coming Attractions: Hollywood, Women, and the Art of
Movie Advertising" * Talk by guest curator, Christine
Catanzarite, Krannert Art Museum Auditorium

May 11 1:00 p.m.
Second Sunday Gallery Tour
 Join a guided tour of the exhibition by guest curator, Christine Catanzarite prior to the WILL-FM Second Sunday Concert.

Blonde Ice, 1948
Film Classics, Inc.
Lent by Stephen W. Blakely


purchase in the lobby of the Virginia Theatre.