Blockbuster exhibitions by world-renowned artists to be screened at Mansfield Museum

Exhibitions on Screen

The opportunities presented by Mansfield Palace Theatre and Mansfield Museum as part of their Arts Council funding programme continue to be announced with our latest project - Exhibitions on Screen.

Join us in the Autumn months as we beam documentaries about some of the most incredible artists from all over the world directly to you in the comfort of Mansfield Museum. Sit back and enjoy a mix of interviews, insights from leading historians and arts critics, and up-close encounters with the world's most iconic exhibitions and artists. 

Sian Booth, Cultural Services Manager says:

“Join us as we delve into all the secrets and intimate details of famous works of art. We can grant you exclusive access to paintings you thought you knew – think of us like a digital tour guide - full of little gems and nuggets that help you see and think about art in new and different ways”.

Councillor Stuart Richardson, Portfolio Holder for Health and Communities, adds:

“Exhibitions on Screen is another great way to allow us to bring culture to the masses in Mansfield. We know from conversations with our visitors that people may not feel comfortable travelling to or being in a large art gallery. Affordability can be an issue too. We want to continue breaking down the barriers of all shapes and sizes that are stopping people in our district accessing arts of all forms; this exciting project will allow us to introduce people to some of the most amazing works of art and artists of our time, right on their doorstep.”


Friday 22 September

CEZANNE: Portraits of a Life

Narrated by multi-award winning actor Brian Cox, join us for a revealing film about a man dubbed ‘the father of us all’ by fellow artists Matisse and Picasso. Paul Cézanne has played a huge role in 20th century art, so join us to learn all about him as he takes the audience to places he has lived and worked that influenced his Impressionist art. This documentary was filmed at the National Portrait Gallery in London and contains interviews with experts and curators from famous galleries in New York, Washington DC and Paris.


MARY CASSATT: Painting The Modern Woman

Friday 13 October

Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, curious and engaging, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art. Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels and paintings, this film introduces us to the often-overlooked Impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted.


HOPPER: An American Love Story

Friday 10 November

Hopper’s work is perhaps the most recognisable art in America – popular, praised, and mysterious. Countless painters, photographers, film-makers and musicians have been influenced by his art – but who was he, and how did a struggling illustrator create such notable work? Take a look into Hopper’s art, his life, and his relationships. From his early career as an illustrator; his wife giving up her own promising art career to be his manage. Told in his own words and combined with expert interviews and diary entries, this film explores the enigmatic personality behind the brush…


All screenings will take place in Mansfield Museum from 1pm with tickets just £10.50 per person, including unlimited tea and coffee. You can book via the Palace Theatre box office team online at or by telephone on 01623 463133. We can’t wait to welcome you soon.

Published: 1st August 2023