THE HOUSE OF SPARKLING GLASSES
A Celluloid Experience by M.J. Paggie
June 2 through September 30, 2018
The independent cinema of M. J. Paggie takes center stage in The House of Sparkling Glasses, an exhibition of sixteen short films from the late 1960s to the early 1970s that are intimately linked both to the history of Madison and to MMoCA. In 1970, the museum’s then director Cham Hendon hired Paggie to start a new film program, which evolved into a robust series of instructional filmmaking courses using the Super 8mm format, in addition to avant-garde screenings of landmark developments in underground film.