Coffee with a Curator (online)
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May 5, 2021 @ 10:30am – 11:30am
Peter Tush presents Know the Difference: Van Gogh’s Millet, Dalí’s Millet
Join us on YouTube for this streaming installment of our Coffee with a Curator series, where Museum Staff or invited guests speak on a range of Dalí-inspired topics.
This month’s lecture is Know the Difference: Van Gogh’s Millet, Dalí’s Millet. Join Dalí Museum Curator of Education Peter Tush for this exploration of two very different understandings of a shared artistic obsession—Jean-François Millet. This comparison will reveal the core differences between Van Gogh’s and Dalí’s world views in their mutual appreciation for this artist from Barbizon. Is Millet a source of spiritual inspiration and authentic sentiment or a source of latent sexual perversion and cannibalism? Are you more of a Vincent or a Salvador? Tune in and find out.
Peter Tush is the Curator of Education of The Dalí Museum, where he has worked for several decades. Tush has his Undergraduate degree in Art History from New College in Sarasota and his Masters in Art History from the University of South Florida. He is a key interpreter of the Dalí collection and special exhibitions. He trains the Dalí docents, scripts the audio guides, directs Dalí school programming and student exhibits, and works with the curatorial team to develop special exhibitions. Over the years, he has presented talks on a wide range of Dalí-related topics including Surrealism and women, surreal gastronomy, Dalí and Hollywood, and Dalí’s Catalan heritage.