Modernizing Melodrama

Jan. 9, 2009 - March 11, 2009

Carleton College Art Collection

Group exhibition:Modernizing Melodrama investigates how melodrama modernizes itself in contemporary popular visual media and art. Using specific films and themes in cinema history as frames — ranging from early sensational film serials to studio-era Hollywood tear-jerkers and recent blockbuster action films — this exhibition will present images and objects that embody the ongoing power and persistence of melodrama as an expressive practice.

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