Event — Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

VMFA Book Club: Van Gogh’s Ghost Paintings by Clif

Where: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Details: Did you know that Van Gogh destroyed some of his own paintings? How did a zen master in Japan play a role in this? What does this decision say about the artist and his religious views? In this session of book club, we will be joined by the author (a professor at VCU) to explore Van Gogh’s motivations behind the destruction of his own depictions of the Garden of Gethsemane.

Using books about artists or works of art currently on view at VMFA to pique curiosity and open discussions, VMFA Book Club explores these specific works of art as well as the setting and period surrounding the art. NOTE: Reading the book is helpful but not required. The VMFA Shop stocks a limited supply of each book.

Cost: $8 (VMFA members $5)

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