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December 03, 2010 to January 05, 2011
10:00 am to 07:00 pm

Leonardo’s Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave
10065 New York, NY
United States

Visionary artist and filmmaker Peter Greenaway brings new insight into one of the world’s most celebrated masterpieces in his multimedia reverie of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Set within a full-scale replica of the dome of Refectory of Santa Maria Delle Grazie in Milan, the home of the original painting, a meticulously detailed facsimile of The Last Supper is brought to life through Greenaway’s ingenious manipulation of light, sound, and theatrical illusion. Visitors navigate a series of vivid audio-visual environments that provoke new ways of seeing this iconic work.

Leonardo’s Last Supper is part of Greenaway’s ongoing series Ten Classic Paintings Revisited in which the artist creates a dialogue “between 8,000 years of art and 112 years of cinema.” The Armory’s presentation marks the first time that one of Greenaway’s critically acclaimed artistic installations is mounted in the United States.

Paintings Revisited, an exploration of works from around the world that encourages viewers to “retrain their gaze” when experiencing classical and Renaissance painting, and that creates dialogue between this age-old medium and modern technology. Greenaway launched the series in 2006 with an evocative multimedia exploration of Rembrandt’s Nightwatch in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In June 2008, he staged a one-night-only event with the original Last Supper in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. In June 2009 Greenaway exhibited his digital exploration of The Wedding at Cana by Paolo Veronese during the 2009 Biennale di Venezia and the film The Marriage about the same painting and installation at the Venice Biennial Film Festival. Leonardo’s Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway builds on the artist’s previous presentations based on The Last Supper, fusing elements from his extensive study of thousands of years of painting to create a spectacular and unforgettable encounter

Closed Mondays,
except Monday, December 27
11:00am – 8:00pm
Closed December 25 (Christmas Day)
Holiday Hours

(Showings are on the hour starting at 12:00pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Last showing of the day is 3:00pm except on New Years Day)
December 24 (Christmas Eve)
11:00am – 4:00pm
December 31 (New Years Eve)
11:00am – 4:00pm
January 1, 2011 (New Years Day)
11:00am – 8:00pm (last showing at 7:00pm)
Admission

$15 General Admission
$12 Park Avenue Armory Members, Students (with ID), Seniors,
Groups (12 or more)
FREE: Children 10 and under