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Van Gogh in America at Detroit Institute of Arts

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Self Portrait, 1887. Oil on artist board mounted to wood panel; 13 3/4 × 10 1/2 in. (34.9 × 26.7 cm). Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 22.13.

Sun, Oct 2 - Sun, Jan 22  2023

Van Gogh in America at Detroit Institute of Arts
Oct 2, 2022 — Jan 22, 2023

Van Gogh in America celebrates the DIA’s status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh, his Self-Portrait (1887). On the 100th anniversary of its acquisition, experience around 70 authentic Van Gogh works from around the world and discover the fascinating story of America’s introduction to this iconic artist, in an exhibition only at the DIA.

A full-length, illustrated catalogue with essays by the exhibition curator and Van Gogh scholars will accompany the exhibition. The Detroit Institute of Arts is the exclusive venue for this exhibition. More…

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Bedroom, 1889. Oil on canvas; 29 x 36 5/8 in. (73.6 x 92.3 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection, 1926.417.


Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Portrait of Postman Roulin, 1888. Oil on canvas; 25 9/16 x 19 7/8 in. (65 x 50.5 cm). Detroit Institute of Arts, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buhl Ford II, 1996.25.


Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots

The DIA also hosts the exhibition Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots about Van Gogh’s influences and contemporaries. The focused installation presents a selection of 12 paintings and works on paper from the DIA’s collection by Dutch and French realist artists, all of whom were contemporaries of Vincent van Gogh, while several of them significantly impacted his early artistic development.

Two Lectures on Van Gogh in America

On January 12, the DIA hosts two panel discussions linked to the exhibitions:

The first virtual session, 9:30 AM, will explore the reception of Van Gogh and his art and the history of Van Gogh’s legacy across various geographies “Van Gogh Around the World.”

The second session, at 5 PM, which will take place in the DIA’s Lecture Hall (and simultaneously livestreamed) will discuss the myths surrounding Van Gogh’s persona and his body of work that pervade global popular culture. “Identifying Van Gogh Myths.”

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