The Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre will present “An Art that Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell” (2015, USA) as the First Friday Film Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Strand, 345 Main St.

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim; graced the pages of National Geographic and more than 20 published books; and has attracted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. “An Art that Nature Makes” details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world — from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull — offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing, but always breathtaking, imagery.

First Friday Films is a collaboration between the Farnsworth and the Strand, presented on the first Friday of the month. The films focus on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following the screening. Tickets, $10 or $8 for museum members, are for sale at the Strand box office prior to the screening.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or