Where: The Davis Museum
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Art, Film, University
Dir., Luchino Visconti, 1971
Seeking respite and recovery from illness, Gustav von Aschenbach alights in Venice. Unexpectedly, he finds relief and hope in the beauty of a teenaged boy named Tadzio with whom he becomes enamored. After an outbreak of cholera, Aschenbach’s condition quickly worsens—but he feels feel the most alive he ever has, even in the city that eventually kills him.
The Davis spring film series considers the “Grand Tour”—a rite of passage for young aristocrats (men, and some women) coming of cultural age from the mid-17th through the mid-19th century. The Grand Tour itinerary linked passion for touristic adventure to the cultural legacies of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, informed tastes in art and collecting, and reinforced notions of class status and empire. These four films vary in source material, genre, and time period, from modern psychological horror to classic romantic comedy, yet have one thing in common—a life-changing visit to Italy, though perhaps not as “grand” as expected.
Generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift.
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02/03/2017 18:30:00 02/03/2017 20:30:0015"Death In Venice" Screening; Film Series: A Grand Tour Dir., Luchino Visconti, 1971
Seeking respite and recovery from illness, Gustav von Aschenbach alights in Venice. Unexpectedly, he finds relief and hope in the beauty of a teenaged boy named Tadz... The Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA 02481OrganizerOrganizer e-mailfalseDD/MM/YYYY Reddit