It would be great to be famous and thereby acquire large quantities of money, chicks and glory. In some cases, however, famous people become even more famous for doing gross/stupid/bad things, and that's never good. O.J. Simpson might be one example; Ashlee Simpson another. It can even happen to people without the last name Simpson: Vincent Van Gogh, for example, fits into this category. Although he created some righteous works of art, the first thing everyone thinks when they hear his name is, "That's the dude who cut off his ear and mailed it to a prostitute." And apparently that story isn't even true, but it doesn't matter because once you're thought of as that-guy-who-did-that-gross-thing, there's no going back. Poor Vincent. At least he has his own IMAX film, and that's something no one can take from him. Van Gogh: Brush with Genius opens Saturday at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Omni Theater, 1600 Gendy Street, and it's 40 minutes of pure Van Gogh goodness. Tickets are $7 or $6 for children and seniors, and combo pricing with exhibit admission is available as well. To purchase tickets, visit the Omni Theater Ticket Office, call 817-255-9540 or visit fwmuseum.org.
Mon., May 24, 2010