Enjoy Van Gogh Up Close

February 4, 2012 by  

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting the exhibition Van Gogh Up Close until May 6 in the Dorrance Gallery; this is the only U.S. showing. Tickets to the exhibit are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $20 for those aged 13-18, $12 for those ages 5-18; members of the museum are admitted free. Private tours are also available for $30 for members and $36 for non-members.

The Van Gogh Up Close exhibit is presented in association with the National Gallery of Ottawa, where it will move in May. The curators are Joseph J. Rishel and Jennifer A. Thompson. The exhibit will feature 40 of the artist’s works spanning the dates 1886-1890; times he lived in Paris, Arles and Auvers; the works have been “borrowed from collections around the world.

A catalog is also available. Van Gogh Up Close was written by Cornelia Homburg and will feature 100 of Van Gogh’s paintings and 200 color illustrations. It is available in hardcover for $38 online and $65 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Printing services have done a great job creating the perfect companion to the exhibit.

There will also be several events taking place during the exhibit such as seminars, workshops and a book signing.

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the best-known artists of modern times. His post-impressionist art is displayed in several top art galleries throughout the world. He even has a museum dedicated to him in Amsterdam. It is a rare chance to get to see 40 of his works, especially his later works, in person.