Enjoy a film screening at the Museum this Saturday + Sunday

Thursday, March 12, 2009

MARCH 14 + 15
Saturday + Sunday
2:00 p.m. each day

The Mystery of George Masa

Produced and directed by Asheville-based filmmaker Paul Bonesteel, this film attempts to demystify the photographer George Masa (born Masahara Iizuka in 1881), a man who came to Asheville in 1915, began working as a laborer at The Grove Park Inn and quickly worked his way up to the position of guide and photographer of the Inn’s most important guests. At one time suspected a spy, Masa befriended a fascinating cast of characters: the wealthy elite, backwoods mountaineers, pioneering foresters, hikers and the Cherokee.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Mapping the Mountains: The Photographs of George Masa.

Be sure to check out the exhibition while you’re at the Museum for the film! Free with Museum Membership or admission.

Image Credit:
George Masa, Chimney Top at Sunset, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 1920, photograph, black and white silver gelatin print, 7.25 x 9.38 inches. Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Nat C. Myers Photography Fund. Asheville Art Museum Collection.