BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – RAMParts Presents, in partnership with Exhibition on Screen, brings “Leonardo Live: From the National Gallery, London” to the Bellows Falls Opera house on Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m. The 90-minute feature highlights what is considered the most remarkable exhibition of the 21st century, the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings at the National Gallery in London.
Given exclusive access to the opening night of the exhibition the film captures the excitement of the occasion and provides a fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works. Art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow offers his insight into the great masterpieces and invites the opinions of the curators, restorers and other specially invited guests. Interwoven is an insightful biography filmed at the locations of Leonardo’s life as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the preparations of what was undoubtedly a once-only exhibition which also included the first newly attributed Leonardo in over a century.
Robert McBride, Director of RAMP, is expanding arts programming locally, in the broadest sense, by making it accessible in cost and availability. “Not everyone is able to afford travel to a city to see art exhibitions or Broadway shows. A trip can easily cost over $100/person in travel and ticket expense and becomes a barrier to the art experience. By creating the RAMParts ticketing platform and partnering with the Opera House, we are removing this barrier and can create unique, spectacular box-office offerings right here in Bellows Falls. Arts events are a proven economic driver for any community. Merchants benefit from increased traffic to events held at the Opera House.”
Broadway shows will also be scheduled this summer at the Opera House. According to McBride, “At this time we have access to over 200 Broadway hits, and we’ll be working closely with the Opera House to create an online streaming experience so that current Broadway shows are available, much like Metropolitan Opera HD Live performances.”
Tickets for Leonardo Da Vinci can be purchased online through the RAMParts ticketing platform or at the door. Seating is general admission. Contact Susan MacNeil at 603-313-0052 for more information.