Van Gogh Alive - Starry Night

Van Gogh with the Flow: Musical Homages to Vincent

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June 17, 2021 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm

An Encore Performance

Following the closing of our Van Gogh Alive exhibition and back by popular demand, we invite you for one final round of musical homages to Vincent van Gogh. The event begins with a specially curated playlist of songs inspired by Van Gogh followed by a live Zoom chat hosted by our Curator of Education—and part-time WMNF DJ—Peter Tush.

For this event, you are first encouraged to check out our curated playlist of songs inspired by the art and life of Vincent Van Gogh—from the folk classic “Starry Starry Night” to the rock song “Skin” to the classical composition “Symphony No. 6, Vincentania.” If available, links to the lyrics will be provided to all participants prior to the Zoom chat. After listening, we invite you to join us for a follow-up conversation, where Peter Tush will spin some of those classics and facilitate a discussion about the music, prompting you to consider Van Gogh’s enduring inspiration for artists everywhere.

This event is free to all. Registration is required. Only one registration is required per email/device that you will be tuning in from.


Peter Tush, Curator of Education

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, Tush 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. In addition, since 1994, Tush has been a co-host of the program Step Outside on WMNF 88.5fm Tampa. A showcase for “Strange and Beautiful” music, the eclectic genre-busting program features obscure psychedelia, avant-rock, free jazz, 4th world music, electronic experimenters, and contemporary chamber and orchestral composers.