"A Night Reading: An Evening of Poetry Dedicated to Vincent van Gogh"

The Museum of Modern Art

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Throughout his short career, Vincent van Gogh grappled with the daunting problem of painting light at night. The current exhibition features depictions by the artist of twilight and nocturnal landscapes, interior scenes, and the effects of both gaslight and natural light on their surroundings. This program, held in the Museum's Sculpture Garden, presents artists and poets whose own work elicits the spirit of the night as they read a diverse selection of poetry and literature. Vija Celmins, artist, and Eliot Weinberger, writer, editor, and translator, collaborators on the book "The Stars;" Neil Folberg, photographer of the collection "Travels with Van Gogh and the Impressionists;" and Ann Lauterbach, poet, read works that Van Gogh admired by Hans Christian Andersen, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Walt Whitman, along with poems by contemporary writers on the theme of nighttime.



October 06, 2008 from 18:30

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