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Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is excited to offer the screening of Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies, which will take place at Burr and Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m. The story unfolds of a woman who, in Van Gogh’s spiritual torment could recognize her own, showing priceless artistic treasures and the rare, naturalistic and architectural beauty of the Kröller-Müller Museum set in the vast De Hoge Weluge park. It tells the tormented, existential parable of a painter, seen through passages from his brother Theo’s letters, which set the pace of the exhibition, and it shows images of the places he lived and stayed in, from Paris to Provence. The opportunity to tell the story of this collection and of the burning passion for art that led to it, is an outstanding exhibition on Van Gogh. This is an exhibition that will not only tell us about Van Gogh’s art and his genius, but it will also allow us to understand the importance of drawing as part of his artistic technique. His seemingly instinctive, ‘au premier coup’ canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies, not sketches but complete works of art in themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterizes the style of his paintings, can already be found. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students, and may be purchased online at bbatickets.com. Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies is produced by 3D Productions and Nexo Digital, and distributed internationally (ex-UK) by New York-based BYExperience.