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Andy Goldsworthy: Leaning into the Wind + Rivers and Tides


Location: Bartos Screening Room

A preview screening of Thomas Reidelsheimer’s new documentary about American artist Andy Goldsworthy, Leaning into the Wind, will be shown in a double-feature presentation with his earlier film about Goldsworthy. One ticket includes admission to both screenings (with a fifteen-minute intermission between screenings).

Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time

Dir. Thomas Riedelsheimer. 2001, 90 mins. Digital projection. A surprise success, Thomas Riedelsheimer’s beautifully crafted documentary depicts the magical relationship between art and nature by offering a visually intoxicating portrait of famed artist Andy Goldsworthy. Gorgeously photographed and masterfully edited, the film follows the bohemian free spirit Goldsworthy around the world as he demonstrates his unique creative process. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multicolored pools of flowers, Goldsworthy’s painstakingly intricate works are made entirely of materials found in nature.

Followed by a preview screening of:

Leaning into the Wind

Dir. Thomas Riedelsheimer. 2017, 93 mins. Digital projection. Sixteen years after the release of Rivers and Tides, director Thomas Riedelsheimer returns to capture Goldsworthy’s recent work. Leaning into the Wind follows Goldsworthy’s exploration of the world and the impact of the past years on his self and art. He incorporates his body into ephemeral and permanent artworks in rural landscapes and in cities, in San Francisco, St. Louis, New England, Brazil, Scotland, and France, and begins to use massive machinery and crews on his bigger works. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite and intimate film reveals the mind and personality of one of the most extraordinary and innovative artists of our time. The film will open theatrically in New York at Film Forum, on Friday, March 9.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $7 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.