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Art & Literature: SACRÉ BLEU - a comedy d’art

Event Date/Time

Apr 17, 2013
1:00 pm

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SACRÉ BLEU - a comedy d’art

Written by Christopher Moore

Discussion led by Heather Whitehouse, Associate Curator of Education 

In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Vincent’s friends, baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, have their doubts. Now they’re determined to answer the questions surrounding van Gogh’s untimely death—like who was the crooked little “color man” Vincent claimed was stalking him across France . . . and why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? What follows is a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late-nineteenth-century Paris, as the one and only, Christopher Moore cooks up a delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history . . . with cancan girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure.

Cost Free with museum admission
Location

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT
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SponsorNew Britain Museum of American Art
Phone860-229-0257
Websitehttp://www.nbmaa.org

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