Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing. View van Gogh's legendary masterpieces on the big screen along with interviews with curators, art historians and experts. There's still more to learn about the tortured genius, and this film reveals exclusive new research and recent discoveries.
2 p.m. August 10 and August 13. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org/films. $7 to $9.
Depressed and impoverished, Vincent van Gogh took body modification a bit too far when his left ear lobe was severed, though the exact details about that van Gogh-Paul Gauguin altercation remain a mystery. The Dutch Post-Impressionist painter wasn't really appreciated during his lifetime (1853–1890), but we're all gaga over van Gogh now. Now, in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the artist's death and a major reinstallation of the museum's collection at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Armchair Travel: Exhibition on Screen is out with a new flick: