Film: Throwing Curves—Eva Zeisel

Sunday, May 17, 2:00PM

Director/producer Jyll Johnston explores Eva Zeisel’s extraordinary story in her own words, from her birth in Hungary in 1906 through her career in Germany and the Soviet Union in the 30s, and New York from the 40s onward.

Reflecting on her life as witness to all the major art and political movements of the 20th century, the film interweaves Zeisel’s design work with her dramatic biography, which included sixteen months in a Soviet Union prison (falsely accused of conspiring to kill Stalin), escaping the Nazis, and emigrating to New York City to set up a new life. Finally, in testimony to one of America’s earliest “super moms,” the film explores the tension between modern motherhood and a career in the arts. (2002, 60 min.)

Learn more about the related exhibition: Eva Zeisel: A Century of Designing Elegance (January 9 – May 17, 2020).

Museum Members: FREE
Non-members: FREE with Museum Admission

Image Credit Top:
  Eva Zeisel.  Photo by Brigitte Lacombe.




May 17 2020


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm