Colleagues, family, and friends come together to commemorate the passing of former MoMA film curator Eileen Bowser. During her career in the Department of Film (1954–98) under chiefs Richard Griffith, Donald Richie, Willard Van Dyke, Ted Perry, and Mary Lea Bandy, Bowser significantly expanded the Museum’s film collection and shaped its role in the developing film-preservation movement of the 1970s and ’80s. A respected scholar of silent film and an active member of the International Federation of Film Archives, Bowser was a pioneer in the repatriation of world cinema. Please join us for a day of remembrance and motion pictures.
Organized by the Department of Film.