Live Event: A Taste of Provence with Van Gogh

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Location: Hamon Atrium and Horchow Auditorium 

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Enjoy an intimate and immersive Arts & Letters Live evening featuring the DMA’s stunning exhibition Van Gogh and the Olive Groves.  

The evening will begin with a 45-minute tasting class in the Hamon Atrium featuring the culinary riches of Provence. Ignite your senses with a sampling of the olives, cheeses, olive oils and wines of southern France, characterized by the aromatic herbs that grow wild in this area. Scardello Artisan Cheese Head Monger Rich Rogers and Sommelier Marco Villegas will guide this culinary journey. 

Following the tasting, Dr. Nicole R. Myers, Interim Chief Curator and The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Senior Curator of European Art, will lead an in-depth discussion in Horchow Auditorium of Van Gogh’s striking series of olive grove paintings. Produced during the artist’s yearlong stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Van Gogh’s olive groves comprise one of his most ambitious, yet least well known, series. In her talk, Dr. Myers will explore the intensely personal and spiritual meaning the motif held for the artist, while tracing his shifting motivations and stylistic approaches across all 15 paintings in the series.  

Close the evening with a self-guided tour of Van Gogh and the Olive Groves with Dr. Myers, who will be in the exhibition gallery to field audience questions.

Public: $60
DMA Member/Educator/Student: $50
Please email Jennifer Krogsdale at to be placed on a waiting list.