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The Animation Show of Shows: Twenty Years and Counting

Montserrat Gallery

January 11, 2020 - February 15, 2020

Gallery Hours
M–F, 10am–5pm
Sat., 12–5pm

Reception: January 30th, 5–7pm

Ron Diamond’s lifetime pursuit of creating fine art animation with artist filmmakers.

We are proud to announce The Animation Show of Shows: Twenty Years and Counting. The exhibition is a celebration of the legacy of this long-running animation collection, curated by ACME Filmworks founder, Ron Diamond.

Since 1998, Diamond envisioned the annual Animation Show of Shows as a way to showcase the year’s best shorts, selected from festivals around the world, to students and industry professionals alike. In addition to the numerous institutions, Diamond has presented the collection at major studios such as DreamWorks, Pixar, Disney and many others throughout the world.

Over the twenty-years, works from his curation have boasted 14 Academy Award® winners, as well as 37 nominees, and have won major prizes at Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Ottawa, and Berlin. The techniques range from hand-drawn, paint on glass and stop-motion, to the latest computer-generated imagery, with its ability to conjure entire worlds with astonishing verisimilitude. Together these films capture, in the words of Andrew Stanton, director of Finding Nemo, “all the wit, cleverness, integrity, warmth and humor that humanity is capable of,” and have a universal appeal that makes them ideal for sharing with family and friends

Montserrat is proud to be exhibiting the 19th Collection featuring a wide diversity of directors, artists, and themes, and include:

Quentin Baillieux (France), Lia Bertels (Belgium), Pete Docter (USA), Jac Clinch (UK), Elise Simard (Canada), Paul Julian and Les Goldman (USA), Georges Schwizgebel (Switzerland), Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, Romain Salvini (France), Glen Keane (USA), Max Mörtl and Robert Löbel (Germany), Parallel Studio (France), Niki Lindroth von Bahr (Sweden), Alexanne Desrosiers (Canada), Tomer Eshed (Germany), Steven Woloshen (Canada), and David OReilly (USA)

The exhibition will also highlight the expanded works of ACME Filmworks directors,
Wendy Tilby & Amanda Forbis (Canada)
Michael Dudok de Wit (Netherlands)
Aleksandra Korejwo (USA)
Raimund Krumme (Germany)


The Ticket: The Animation Show of Shows, Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid

‘A Heartfelt Eulogy”: Bryant’s animated film showing at Montserrat College, Salem News, Paul Leighton

An award-winning film featuring Kobe Bryant is part of an exhibition at Montserrat College of Art, WBZ Radio/CBS Boston, Carl Stevens