Umberto Eco: Advice to the Young

Best-selling Italian novelist Umberto Eco here advises aspiring writers not to take themselves too seriously, but to go step by step and remember that: “You’re 10 per cent inspiration and 90 per cent perspiration.”

Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Narrated by Willem Dafoe and with Alfred Molina as the voice of Paul Gauguin, this film was made in conjunction with the exhibition Gauguin: Maker of Myth. Gauguin (1848–1903) abandoned impressionism to create an art driven less by observation than by imagination.

Kenneth Goldsmith: Poetry in a Newspaper

Meet the playful American poet Kenneth Goldsmith, who demonstrates how poetry is all around us - you just need to open your eyes to it, the way Goldsmith does in this video.

Artist Robert Pruitt @VMFA

American artist Robert Pruitt discusses his inspirations, his process, and elements of the absurd in this artist talk. The interview was conducted by John B.

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