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Heart of Glass.
© Werner Herzog Film

Bavaria on Screen
To coincide with the exhibition Dürer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich, the Morgan is screening two feature films set in Bavaria that explore some of its traditions and history.

Heart of Glass
(1976, 94 minutes)
Director: Werner Herzog
Loosely based on a story by Herbert Achternbusch, this haunting film is set in an eighteenth-century Bavarian town with a glassblowing factory, famous for producing a brilliant ruby glass. When the master glass blower dies taking with him the secret to making the red glass, the local Baron and factory owner becomes obsessed with it. Also starring Josef Bierbichler, Stefan Güttler, and Clemens Scheitz.
Friday, November 30, 2012,  7 p.m.

Exhibition-related films are free with museum admission. Tickets are available at the Admission Desk on the day of the screening. Advance reservations for Morgan Members only: 212.685.0008, ext. 560, or

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.

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