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McNeese SAGE Lecture and Trip Feature van Gogh

February 28, 2019 | McNeese Public Relations
A floral painting by van Gogh
A floral painting by van Gogh

McDaniel, assistant professor of art history at McNeese State
University,  will present a lecture titled, “Vincent van
Gogh: His Life and Art” at 3 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the McNeese SEED Center
as part of the Spring 2019 SAGE Series.

Lasting only a decade, van Gogh’s short
career as an artist produced a stunning 2,100 pieces of art, including nearly
900 oil paintings. Though he saw no success during his lifetime and died in
poverty, van Gogh’s bold colors, dramatic brushstrokes and vivid style helped
to form the foundations of modern Western art and cemented him amongst the most
influential artists of all time.

lecture will focus on providing a holistic view of van Gogh’s life
and work, from the artistic transformation over the course of his
career to his connections with contemporary artists.

lecture will also serve as a prelude to the SAGE trip scheduled April 2 to view
the Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art exhibition at the Museum of
Fine Arts in Houston. Through this lecture, audience members will acquire a
strong foundational knowledge of van Gogh, enhancing their
viewing experience of the exhibit.

McDaniel holds a master’s degree in
art history from Louisiana State University and the American School of
Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. She also serves on the board of directors for
the Imperial Calcasieu Museum.

Lectures are open to the public and cost is $65for the series. For more information or to register, call 337-475-5616 or visit

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at