The Nose

William Kentridge at the Opera

This film screening, presented to complement the exhibition William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows, is included with Museum admission. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1928 opera The Nose reimagines the satirical 1836 short story by Nikolai Gogol about a man who wakes to find his nose is missing. In this William Kentridge collaboration with New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Paulo Szot plays the man on a quest to become whole again, and the nose itself becomes a major character.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from Macey and Harry Reasoner; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Endowment funds are provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; Windgate Foundation; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; CFP Foundation; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; gifts in memory of Peter Lotz; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.

The exhibition “William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows” is organized by The Broad, Los Angeles.

In Houston, major support is provided by:
Bobbie Nau

Additional generous support is provided by:
John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation
Bettie Cartwright
JBD Foundation
Beverly and Howard Robinson
Leslie and Russ Robinson

The Nose

Directed by William Kentridge/Directed for live cinema by Gary Halvorson
(USA, 2013, 121 minutes, in Russian with English subtitles © 2013 The Metropolitan Opera)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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