CRESTVIEW — Man's fatal attraction to war contrasted with his aspirations for beauty is the discussion topic of a multimedia presentation Tuesday evening at the Crestview Public Library.
French art historian Marie-Claude Tildach-Bohler presents "Art, Literature and Music in Times of War."
After four years in the 1970s as a diplomat at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., Tildach-Bohler returned 10 years later as an American Air Force officer's wife.
A passion for music, art and history, and being a self-described "museum rat," led her to a position as docent and guide at the Fort Worth Museum of American Art.
"Music has occupied a major and constant place in my life, as have my interests in philosophy, religions, history — with a special focus on Greco-Latin antiquity — and my passion for human voice," Tildach-Bohler said.
She teaches French language and conversation classes in Niceville, where she and her husband, Don, live when not at their Montpelier, France home.
The Tildach-Bohlers are members of the Crestview Sister City Program, and together presented a history of the famed Bayeux Tapestry to participants in last summer's exchange visit to France.
The tapestry, considered the world's oldest graphic novel, is one of the artworks to be discussed during the presentation at the library, which is behind the U.S. Post Office.
WANT TO GO?
WHAT: "Art, Literature and Music in Times of War"
WHEN: 6 p.m. June 3
WHERE: Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive
NOTES: Historian Marie-Claude Tildach-Bohler conducts a multimedia exploration of humans' fatal attraction to war contrasting with aspirations for beauty