Guest Lecture: Nathaniel Kahn

Guest Lecture: Nathaniel Kahn



Join us on Monday, January 28 for an evening with award-winning filmmaker, Nathaniel Kahn. We will be featuring the screening of his award-winning film, The Price of Everything.

After the conclusion of the film, The Price of Everything, Kahn will host a special question and answer segment examining the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society and art world.


Tickets for this event are no longer for sale. 

The screening of The Price of Everything and Director’s Presentation with Nathaniel Kahn will take place Monday, December 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Auditorium. Patrons will enter and exit through the Knight Theater doors (430 S. Tryon St.).

Tickets are $10 for the public, $6 for Bechtler members, and free for students with a valid ID. Firebird and Modernist Society members receive complimentary tickets but must register ahead of time.

Click here here to purchase tickets online. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 704.353.9200 or at the admission desk.

About Nathaniel Kahn

Nathaniel Kahn is an award-winning filmmaker. His documentary My Architect, about his father, Louis I. Kahn, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 as well as being nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and an Emmy. Kahn also won the 2004 Directors Guild of America award for outstanding direction of a documentary. His short films include the Oscar and Emmy nominated Two Hands (2006), about the internationally celebrated pianist Leon Fleisher. Kahn has also made several films on science including Telescope (2015) and Dark Side of the Sun (2016) for Discovery. He is currently at work on a feature-length documentary on the Webb Space Telescope as well as a new screenplay, which he will direct.

The Price of Everything

Are we in the midst of an art crisis? Can the value of art really be measured in dollars and cents? How are these values assigned and who assigns them? Does the art market have a chilling effect on our great museums and the ability of the public to engage in the art of our time? Most importantly, what does this new consumerist approach to art mean for artists themselves? The Price of Everything explores these questions and many more that demystifies the rarefied world of contemporary art in a dynamic and entertaining way.  With unprecedented access to artists, dealers, collectors and auction houses in New York City, the film takes us deep into a hidden world where nothing is what it seems.

View the trailer of this film below for what Wall Street Journal says to be —a beautiful piece of representational art, as it happens.”

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