- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Museums often receive gifts from collectors, but few bequests have been as large and generous as the late Robert O. Muller’s to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Mr. Muller, who amassed more than 4,500 Japanese woodblock prints over some 70 years, gave his collection to the museum at his death in 2003. In Dream Worlds: Modern Japanese Prints and Painting from the Robert O. Muller Collection, the Sackler exhibits some 150 of these modernist prints that show later, somewhat startling, experiments with the traditional art form. At the Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 2. Closed Dec. 25. Free. 202/633-4800.

Joanna Shaw-Eagle

Lewis Milestone’s Academy Award-winning 1930 movie version of Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front is widely revered as a prestigious early talkie. As a Veterans Day commemoration, the Library of Congress will revive the movie in a silent version with a synchronized musical score by David Broekman. Identical in most respects to a recently restored sound version from the Library’s Motion Picture Conservation Center, the silent edition preserves “All Quiet” as it was distributed to numerous international markets, as well as the domestic theaters that had yet to convert to sound. A free showing is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. Seating is limited, so an early arrival may be advisable. James Madison Building, Independence Avenue and First Street SE. 202/707-4604.

A centennial tribute to director George Stevens, scheduled intermittently through the holiday season at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre, ranges across 20 years of his career in the week ahead. Mr. Stevens’ 1955 movie version of Giant will be revived today at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. A breakthrough project with Katharine Hepburn, the 1935 adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s Alice Adams, plays Sunday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 for the general public and $7.50 for AFI members, students and seniors (65 and over). 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. 301/495-6720.

Gary Arnold

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