Allbritton Institute Celebrates Van Gogh's Birthday March 28

March 21, 2001

Baylor University's Allbritton Art Institute will commemorate Vincent van Gogh's March 30 birthdate with a special lecture and slide presentation Wednesday, March 28. Mathew Herban, associate professor emeritus in the art history department at Ohio State University, will deliver a slide lecture titled "Two December Gardens: Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Together in Arles, 1888" at 4 p.m. in the Lewis Art Building Auditorium.

During the lecture, Herban will contrast two related paintings, one by van Gogh and the other by Gauguin while he was living with van Gogh in Arles, France.

"A lot of information is known about van Gogh in Arles because of hundreds of letters he wrote to friends, relatives and other artists and especially to his brother, Theo, an art dealer in Paris," said Dr. Karen Pope, Allbritton lecturer in art history. "In these letters, he often described paintings planned or that were under way, and he sometimes included sketches of them."

Herban's lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Baylor's art department at 710-1867.

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