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Theatre & Performing Arts

Westermann: Memorial To The Idea Of Man If He Was An Idea

Join us for a screening of the 3D documentary Westermann: Memorial to the Idea of Man If He Was an Idea (2023), which tells the story of the life and work of artist, marine, and acrobat H. C. (Cliff) Westermann.

As a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Westermann’s dramatic personal history can be traced through beguiling, surreal artworks he made to process the horrors he witnessed on the front lines. Drawing on themes of resiliency, hope, and humor, the film reveals ways in which Westermann protected his empathic spirit—and sanity—by ‘sculpting’ his body, artworks, friendships, his hand-hewn house, and his art-filled letters to his dearest friends and family.

FREE. Advanced registration encouraged, as space may be limited.

Presented by the Smart Museum of Art and Film Studies Center.


Happens on the following Dates:
  • Jan 27, 2024, 11:30am to 1:00pm CST
  • Jan 27, 2024, 5:00pm to 6:30pm CST


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