Wednesday
Nov162011

Van Gogh: Seduced by Beauty

A dramatic reading of the letters of van Gogh by Gerard KUBELKA, Principal of Sacred Heart Catholic School, and narration by Amanda WHITE, with Dr. Dominic A. AQUILA, Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of St. Thomas

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center and the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies

Few people allow themselves to be enticed by the wonder and awe of reality; Vincent van Gogh was one of them. “In the stars, as well as in the everyday facets of the simple life of the peasants, van Gogh tried to capture what he perceived of the infinite, in an unceasing search for beauty,” Kathleen Erickson.

Through a dramatic reading of van Gogh's letter to his brother, Theo, we will understand the art and life of one of the most influential post-impressionist painters of the 20th Century, an artist who continues to challenge us to seize what lies beyond a starry night.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

About this Event

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Rice University - Duncan Hall, McMurtry Auditorium
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005
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About the Speakers

Dr. Dominic A. Aquila
Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of St. Thomas
Gerard Kubelka
Principal, Sacred Heart Catholic School
Amanda White
Academic Affairs Department, University of St. Thomas

Article of Interest

"Recovering the Dream of Concord" by Dr. Dominic Aquila

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Video

2011-11-17 Van Gogh: seduced by beauty from Crossroads Cultural Center on Vimeo.

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Reader Comments (1)

Too bad. I only read this post just now. I want to know what Van Gogh's letter to his brother contains. Very intriguing.

November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTyrone Burrier

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