The Art of Influence: The Shining
January 17, 2024
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
To celebrate exhibition Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous in its closing days at the CMA, the museum teams up with the Nickelodeon Theater for a two-part film series exploring creative connections behind some of McQueen’s most iconic looks on the runway. As visitors to the exhibition can see, McQueen took inspiration from many aspects of popular culture for his designs and runway shows, and that is especially true when it comes to popular films.
Gather at the Nickelodeon for a screening of the second and final film in the series, Stanley Kubrick’s classic The Shining (1980), starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. This iconic film’s influence on McQueen is evident in the designs for his eponymous label’s Autumn/Winter 1999 Collection, The Overlook — named for the hotel in the film — and in the snow-covered catwalks of its runway show. After the screening, stay for a 30-minute talkback with Dr. Julia Elliott, USC professor of women’s and gender studies — whose current research and teaching interests include horror films — and Jackie Adams, CMA director of art and learning and in-house curator of Rendez-Vous. Concessions open.
$15 / $12 for Nick and CMA members. The member code is "mcqueen3" for $3 off. Join today!
The Shining (1980): A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. Based on the Stephen King novel. Rated R. Runtime: 2h 40min.
Ann Ray, Four Apples, 1999, Archival gelatin silver print, Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects