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Van Gogh: The Face in the Mirror

Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Gartner Auditorium

This event is currently at capacity. A standby line will be on-site the night of the event should any seats become available.

George Shackelford, Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, will speak on Vincent van Gogh's remarkable self-portraits, from the earliest drawings made about 1881 to the last disturbing paintings of 1889. Drawing on the artist's writings, Shackelford will chronicle Vincent's search to fix his own image in the context of his biography, and will relate the artist's remarkable paintings and drawings to the history of self-portraiture from Rembrandt to Lucian Freud. Shackelford is co-author of Van Gogh: Face to Face (2000), Gauguin Tahiti (2003), and Degas and the Nude (2011). Prior to his appointment at the Kimbell, Shackelford also served as chairman of European art and curator of modern art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts until 2011, where he curated the exhibition “Van Gogh: Face to Face,” focused on Van Gogh's evolving approach to the portrait throughout his tragically brief life.

Free; reservations required through the Ticket Center. This lecture has been generously sponsored by the Painting and Drawing Society in conjunction with the exhibition Van Gogh Repetitions, opening to the public on Sunday, March 2.