Ed Ruscha: Premium and Miracle at NBMAA

August 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St
New Britain, CT 06052
Free! with Museum Admission
New Britain Museum of American Art
860-229-0257 Ext 201 or 210

Film Screenings

The Films of Ed Ruscha: Premium and Miracle

Experience the only two films ever created by L.A. Cool School artist Ed Ruscha: Premium (1971, 24 mins.) and Miracle (1975, 28 mins.). Premium stars artist Larry Bell and model Léon Bing in a humorous rendition of Mason William’s How to Derive Maximum Enjoyment from Crackers, which follows a man through a grocery store to a seedy hotel, where he carefully prepares a huge salad in bed. Miracle, featuring artist Jim Ganzer and actress Michelle Phillips, presents a day in the life of an eccentric auto mechanic, whose obsession with a 1965 Mustang carburetor delays his hot date. Rarely screened, these films will be shown back-to-back at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.


Free with Museum admission