The Springfield Museums in Springfield, Ma. are opening two Van Gogh exhibitions on July 20.
One of the exhibitions, ‘Van Gogh and Japanese Prints’, focuses on Van Gogh’s fascination with Japanese culture. He collected and copied Japanese woodblock prints, as well as took artistic inspiration from their vibrant colors and innovative compositions. In an 1888 letter from Van Gogh to his brother Theo, the artist wrote, “all my work is based to some extent on Japanese art.” This focused exhibition will explore the influence of Japanese art on Van Gogh’s oeuvre by comparing reproductions of the artist’s paintings to authentic Japanese prints from the internationally renowned Raymond A. Bidwell Collection at the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
The Second exhibition, ‘Van Gogh for All’, immerses visitors in the works of the world’s most famous painter. Designed to engage 21st-century audiences in the 19th-century art of Vincent van Gogh, this experientially-rich exhibition uses modern technology and participatory learning to immerse new audiences in van Gogh’s genius, his personal struggles, and his creative process. There will also be a docent talk about this exhibition on August 5. Read more here.
Discover the unusual perspective of van Gogh’s Bedroom
Get behind the shutters of van Gogh’s Yellow House
Become part of one of van Gogh’s famous landscapes
Manipulate a 12-foot-wide, interactive version of van Gogh’s Starry Night
Produced and designed by the Dolores Kohl Education Foundation, in collaboration with Luci, and fabricated by Ravenswood Studios.