The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James on Screen
Henry James novels chronicling the passions and missteps of 19th century Americans and Europeans have been the inspiration for countless film and television adaptions over many years. This exhibition related series features three of the most successful adaptions of his works, The Golden Bowl (2000), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), and The Heiress (1949).

The Portrait of a Lady
Director: Jane Campion
(1996, 144 minutes)
Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman) isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabel ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical intellectual (Barbara Hershey) and romancing an art enthusiast (John Malkovich). However, the advantage of her affluence is called into question when she realizes the extent to which her money colors her relationships.

The exhibition Henry James and American Painting will be open at 6:00 pm for program attendees.

***Please note: The Bostonians directed by James Ivory originally scheduled for July 28th is not available at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, July 28, 7 pm
Free with museum admission.

Advance reservations for members only.

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