Dr. Ori Soltes Book Discussion Series: Vincent van Gogh's Dear Theo

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Dr. Ori Soltes Book Discussion Series: Vincent van Gogh's Dear Theo

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

First Person Under Pressure: Autobiography in a Time of Catastrophe
This scholarly series is designed to challenge and inspire.

Please come prepared for engaging lectures and conversation led by acclaimed professor Ori Soltes, who will return to the West End Neighborhood Library to continue this ongoing series.

The Jan. 16 discussion is Vincent Van Gogh's Letters to Theo
It is from the correspondence between the struggling yet inspired painter—depression interwoven with manically fierce creative output—and his beloved, strongly supportive brother that we obtain not only a sense of his own intense, brief life, but of the changing late-19th-century European world of which he was part, with its promises and its dangers.

Please see library staff for assistance with the reading materials, which are available upon request.

All gatherings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the West End Library Conference Room or Large Meeting Room.

Ori Z. Soltes has spent a lifetime wrestling with questions that resonate through the history of the human experience. His dynamic teaching, lecturing, curating and writing reflect a broad series of interests and a unique ability to combine them in unusual ways that are thought-provoking and both challenging and intellectually exciting.
 
He currently teaches theology, philosophy and art history at Georgetown University. He has also taught across diverse disciplines for many years at The Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Siegel College in Cleveland, and other colleges and universities.
 
Dr. Soltes has lectured at dozens of museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Add to Calendar 16-01-2019 18:30:00 16-01-2019 19:30:00 Dr. Ori Soltes Book Discussion Series: Vincent van Gogh's Dear Theo First Person Under Pressure: Autobiography in a Time of Catastrophe This scholarly series is designed to challenge and inspire. Please come prepared for engaging lectures and conversation led by acclaimed professor Ori Soltes, who will return to the West End Neighborhood Library to continue this ongoing series. The Jan. 16 discussion is Vincent Van Gogh's Letters to Theo It is from the correspondence between the struggling yet inspired painter—depression interwoven with manically fierce creative output—and his beloved, strongly supportive brother that we obtain not only a sense of his own intense, brief life, but of the changing late-19th-century European world of which he was part, with its promises and its dangers. Please see library staff for assistance with the reading materials, which are available upon request. All gatherings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the West End Library Conference Room or Large Meeting Room. Ori Z. Soltes has spent a lifetime wrestling with questions that resonate through the history of the human experience. His dynamic teaching, lecturing, curating and writing reflect a broad series of interests and a unique ability to combine them in unusual ways that are thought-provoking and both challenging and intellectually exciting.   He currently teaches theology, philosophy and art history at Georgetown University. He has also taught across diverse disciplines for many years at The Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Siegel College in Cleveland, and other colleges and universities.   Dr. Soltes has lectured at dozens of museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. false DD/MM/YYYY