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June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ART FILM AT THE KATE: Sunflowers

$15 (members $13); go online at katharinehepburntheater.org  

or contact The Kate for tickets at (860) 510-0453 (Box Office fees apply)  

Museum members should contact the Front Desk for member discount code. 

Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers are among his most famous works, and some of the most iconic paintings in the world. In an extraordinary exhibition, the Van Gogh Museum took a new and revealing look at the five publicly-owned versions of sunflowers in a vase. And once again, the Van Gogh Museum opened its doors exclusively to Exhibition on Screen.

Why did Van Gogh choose the exotic sunflower with its long stem and golden crown? Indeed, when did the flower itself arrive in Europe and how had previous artists reacted to it? What was Van Gogh trying to say with his works and how does that differ from version to version? And what secrets did scientists discover when they analyzed the work in detail? Travel beyond Amsterdam to Tokyo, Philadelphia, London and Munich to see, in incredible high-definition detail, all five of the works.

All these paintings are now considered to be in such a delicate state that there will never be a show with all five alongside one another ever again. Only in this film will you have a chance to see that on the screen – in this virtual exhibition. In doing so, the film brings to audiences many new levels of understanding both about the paintings and about Vincent van Gogh.

Shown on the Kate’s BIG Screen!

Runtime 85m

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Details

Date:
June 12
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Florence Griswold
Phone:
(860) 434-5542
Email:
frontdesk@flogris.org
Website:
http://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/

Venue

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, 06475 United States
Website:
http://www.katharinehepburntheater.org/