February 4, 2013
Studies Professor Robert
Horton has curated a special exhibit at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).
"Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies" examines Seattle’s relationship to
"Our exhibit explores two stories," said Horton. "Seattle as a
place imagined by movies, and Seattle as a place to go to the movies. The first
story looks at Seattle on film from the silent era through the trendy 'Sleepless
in Seattle' period up to the current boom in locally-produced films by homegrown
filmmakers. For the second story, we bring to life the great movie palaces of
the past and pay tribute to Seattle's key place as an arthouse town." The interactive MOHAI exhibit includes mini-theatres, interactive games, and
activity kiosks. The historical exhibit runs through September 8, 2013, in the
museum’s Walker Gallery. MOHAI recently moved to the South Lake Union
neighborhood. Horton, who has been a film critic in Seattle for more
than 25 years, is also the curator and host of the monthly Magic Lantern series
at the Frye Art Museum, a contributor to Film Comment, and a Humanities
Washington guest speaker. His book Frankenstein is being published by
Columbia University Press.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the
largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate
majors, 37 minors, and 7 master’s degrees.
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