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Exhibition on Screen – Pissarro: Father of Impressionism

Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as “the father of Impressionism”.

Born in the West Indies, Pissarro found his passion in paint as a young man in Paris and, by the age of 43, had corralled a group of enthusiastic artists into a new collective. Their first show was scorned by the critics but the group had acquired a new name: the Impressionists. For the next 40 years Pissarro was the driving force behind what has today become the world’s favourite artistic movement.

Pissarro was a dedicated family man, generous with his advice, passionate about experimentation, well-read, socially aware and an anarchist. It was a dramatic path that Pissarro followed and, throughout it all, he wrote extensively to his family. It is through these intimate and revealing letters that this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work.

Filmed on location in France, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and the Kunstmuseum in Basel. With exclusive access to the most extensive archive of any Impressionist painter and to the first major Pissarro retrospective in four decades, this film explores the enthralling and hugely important biography of an extraordinary artist.

$12 – $15

Black Joy Film Series – The Princess and the Frog

Celebrate Black joy and the Black experience!

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Screenings are free, but seat reservations are required (no-show seats will be released at 2 pm). Refreshments will be available for purchase. The series is presented in partnership with the Worthington Alliance of Black Families and Educators and the McConnell Arts Center, and sponsored by the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries.

Free

WCO/The OSU Opera Theatre – Hansel & Gretel

WCO joins forces with The Ohio State University Opera Theatre program for a production of Engelbert Humperdinck's timeless opera, Hansel and Gretel, taking the stage at the MAC.

$12 – $25

WCO/The OSU Opera Theatre – Hansel & Gretel

WCO joins forces with The Ohio State University Opera Theatre program for a production of Engelbert Humperdinck's timeless opera, Hansel and Gretel, taking the stage at the MAC.

$12 – $25

WCO/The OSU Opera Theatre – Hansel & Gretel

WCO joins forces with The Ohio State University Opera Theatre program for a production of Engelbert Humperdinck's timeless opera, Hansel and Gretel, taking the stage at the MAC.

$12 – $25

Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles Tribute

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH, United States

Hard Day's Night has been entertaining music fans across the country and steadily earning a reputation as one of the nation's premier tributes to the greatest band of all time, the Beatles. Hailing from the rock 'n roll city of Cleveland, Ohio, the band performs selections from the entire Lennon/McCartney songbook with the same vigor, spirit and accuracy as the Beatles themselves did. Donning exact replicas of the Fab Four's attire and classic instruments, Hard Day's Night recreates the magic of the Beatles in character on stage as John, Paul, George and Ringo, using the same cast from show to show.

$25 – $30

Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles Tribute

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH, United States

Hard Day's Night has been entertaining music fans across the country and steadily earning a reputation as one of the nation's premier tributes to the greatest band of all time, the Beatles. Hailing from the rock 'n roll city of Cleveland, Ohio, the band performs selections from the entire Lennon/McCartney songbook with the same vigor, spirit and accuracy as the Beatles themselves did. Donning exact replicas of the Fab Four's attire and classic instruments, Hard Day's Night recreates the magic of the Beatles in character on stage as John, Paul, George and Ringo, using the same cast from show to show.

$25 – $30

Matthew Starr – Dark Matter

Proud to partnering with the Simons Foundation for their In the Path of Totality initiative.
Men will literally learn astrophysics instead of going to therapy. Part stand-up, part science, Dark Matter is like if Mike Birbiglia and Stephen Hawking listened to Dashboard Confessional. If you’ve ever been in a relationship or existed in this known universe, this is the show for you!
Dark Matter made its sold-out, international debut headlining the British Science Festival in Coventry, UK.
Dark Matter has headlined top comedy venues in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, and many more.
Dark Matter was produced by Caveat, NYC’s home for intellectual nightlife.

Worthingway Middle School Jazz Concert

The Worthingway Middle School Music Program will present their jazz bands live in concert on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 7:00pm at the McConnell Arts Center.

Exhibition on Screen – Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presents Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait. One of the most celebrated British painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves in self-portraiture with such consistency.

Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later. This intense and unflinching gaze has produced a body of powerful, figurative works that places him in the forefront of great British painting. Featuring fascinating interviews with past sitters, friends and leading art experts such as Tim Marlow (Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts, London) and Martin Gayford (Art Critic and Writer), this intensely compelling documentary reveals the life’s work of a master which, when seen together, represents an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation.

$12 – $15

Laura Camara & The Jake Reed Trio – “Shades of Ellington” Album Release Concert

Join Laura Camara & The Jake Reed Trio for a special concert commemorating the release of their new album, "Shades of Ellington"

Laura Camara and the Jake Reed Trio have been lighting up stages all over Ohio since 2018. Comprised of some of Columbus’ top jazz musicians such as Bradley Mellen on Bass, Tony Bonardi on Piano, Jake Reed on drums, and Laura Camara on vocals, the groups unique musical interpretations, extraordinary improvisational skills, and incredible synergy, electrify the music and transport the listener to the most unexpected places. The Jake Reed Trio has been performing at venues all over Columbus for over 10 years. In 2018 they decided to team up with award winning local jazz vocalist Laura Camara. Since then they have performed a series of programmed concerts of original jazz arrangements such as “Shades of Ellington”, “The Music of Laurel Canyon” and “Sarah Vaughan, The Divine One”. The group has performed at The Refectory Restaurant, First Unitarian Universalist Concert
Series, and The Columbus Museum of Art. Their most notable show “Shades of Ellington” has recently gained traction all over the state of Ohio. The group was invited in April of 2022 to perform this show at Blu Jazz in Akron, listed in Downbeat Magazine as one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world. Laura Camara & The Jake Reed Trio are in the midst of recording their first album featuring the music of their most popular show “Shades of Ellington” which they plan to release in April of  2024.  

$10 – $20

MAC Family Fun Series – You Gotta Meet Mr. Pierce

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH, United States

Family Fun Series

It's time for some family fun at the MAC! You'll be delighted with our new family series programming, which is geared toward preschool - young elementary-aged kids and their families.

Featuring authors Chiquita Mullins Lee & Carmella Van Vleet. Additional details coming soon.

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