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The Million Dollar Duck Film Event


Last updated 10/1/2019 at Noon

Paint ducks.

Save ducks.

Join the Stark Museum of Art for a special screening of the award-winning documentary film, The Million Dollar Duck,on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This one-hour documentary takes a close look at what it means to compete in the Federal Duck Stamp Contest.

Whether you are an art, conservation, or duck enthusiast, you will be in awe of the high stakes for artists who compete in this annual contest.

Following the screening, Adam Grimm, two-time Federal Duck Stamp Contest winner, will join museum staff virtually for a panel discussion with Calvin Carter, 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Finalist and Port Neches-Groves High School Art Teacher.

A reception will follow the film presentation and panel discussion.

Admission to this program and the Stark Museum of Art is free.

The Million Dollar Duck is a documentary that focuses on the strange and wonderful world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government. This film explores the eccentric nature of the contestants who enter each year for a chance at wildlife art stardom, while also reflecting upon the history and challenges facing the continued existence of this successful conservation program.

The Million Dollar Duck was an official selection for the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival and won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at the festival.

Calvin Carter, local artist and Port Neches-Groves High School Art Teacher, was a finalist in the Federal Duck Stamp Contest the year the documentary was filmed. When asked why this film was important, Calvin shared, “I think its very important for the public and artists to see this film not only for the artwork, but for the house of research artists have to put into this show to compete. It’s not a show just about duck stamps but about the level of work it takes to be a successful artist in any genre.”

This program is presented in support of the special exhibition Conservation Art: Federal Duck Stamps and Printson view at the Stark Museum of Art through January 4, 2020.

About the Stark Museum of Art

The Stark Museum of Art houses one of the nation's most significant collections of American Western art and is located in the heart of downtown historic Orange, Texas. Paintings, sculpture, prints and rare books interpret the West from 19th century frontier artists to the 20th century artistic colonies in New Mexico and focus on the stunning land, dramatic people and diverse wildlife of the American West. The Museum features artists such as Frederic Remington, John James Audubon, John Mix Stanley, and Charles Marion Russell. Also featured is a significant collection of American Indian objects, including baskets, pottery, clothing and jewelry.

Stark Museum of Art is located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, and is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m.

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