The Environmental Film Festival presented the D.C. premiere of Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss at National Museum of Women in the Arts earlier this week. Anna Campbell Bliss is a pioneering modernist who experiments with color and spatial relationships and who has devoted her life to the exploration of the intersections among art, technology, science, nature, poetry, mathematics, and architecture. She believes that the most exciting ideas emerge when a variety of disciplines meet. She was one of the first artists to incorporate computer-generated imagery into her work. She has been based in Utah since the early sixties and has been described by the Salt Lake City Tribune as the person who “brought Modernism to Utah”. Mrs. Bliss and her husband, architect Bob Bliss, were sighted enjoying the Aaronsohn Collection drawings at The Phillips Collection on the day following the film presentation. It is wonderful to know that she sought us out for a visit, since so many of her themes run parallel to what we care about at the Phillips. The work of Anna Campbell Bliss can be viewed on her website.
Sue Nichols, Chief Operating Officer