With its extraordinary collection of works by Cézanne and Matisse, eccentric millionaire Alfred Morris’ art museum has long flourished in quiet obscurity. When its new African-American director discovers eight remarkable African sculptures tucked away in storage, he proposes to add them to the public galleries. He’s opposed by the foundation’s long-time education director, who’s loyal to the late Dr. Morris’ idiosyncratic instructions that absolutely nothing be changed. Spurred on by a zealous journalist, the clash escalates into a bitter public struggle for control.
Timothy Douglas (A Lesson Before Dying) directs a sophisticated, searing drama about art, race, perspectives, and journalism. The Chicago Sun-Times hailed Permanent Collection as “provocative and hugely engaging.” The Los Angeles Times called it “intellectually charged…beautifully balanced…[it] treats a complicated and emotional issue without cheap conclusions.”
by Thomas Gibbons
directed by Timothy Douglas
Featuring Jeff Allin, Jessica Frances Dukes, Susan Lynskey, Lawrence Redmond, Jewell Robinson, Craig Wallace
For ages 15 and above.