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Lust for Life with Dr. Mitchell Merling

Fri, May 15, 6:30 – 9 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
Legendary movie star Kirk Douglas, with his uncanny physical resemblance to Vincent van Gogh, portrays the quintessential tortured artist who painted with unmatched intensity. This beautiful CinemaScope biopic, produced in 1956, was masterfully directed by Vincent Minnelli using a rich palette of lustrous movie color. Many of the locations in the filming were actual places in the Dutch artist’s life. 1956, 122 min, MGM

Dr. Mitchell Merling, VMFA’s Paul Mellon Curator and Head of the Department of European Art, will introduce the movie and lead an audience Q&A after the film.

$8 (VMFA members $5)

Educational programming for Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower is generously supported by The Robert Lehman Foundation.