Touched by Fire: Van Gogh's Passion

Register for this Summer 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
Van Gogh’s paintings have less to do with possession than with passion—an involvement with the world expressed through a handful of modest yet remarkable images: a woman with her infant, a field overshot with sunlight, a bedroom, and the texture and weight of a sunflower. Through a selection of letters to his brother Theo, we chronicle van Gogh’s life journey, from Amsterdam to the south of France, and discover the work of a self-taught artist who reached toward a world he could not hold but loved nonetheless. Visits to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum are planned. Summer 2023 tuition is $749.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Greater familiarity with van Gogh’s life journey, from Amsterdam to the south of France
  • Knowledge of van Gogh’s art, including works at the Met and Guggenheim Museums

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Prospective and practicing arts professionals

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  • Summer 2023

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2023
    • Date

      Jun 6 - Jul 18
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Website registration is not available. Please call (212) 998-7150 for more information on how to enroll.