First of its kind Van Gogh exhibition, coming only to Michigan, adds even more pieces

DETROIT – A one-of-a-kind Vincent van Gogh exhibition coming only to Michigan has added even more pieces. More than 70 authentic van Gogh works will now be on display at “Van Gogh in America” at the Detroit Institute of Arts from October 2, 2022 through January 22, 2023.

This exhibition was originally scheduled to be at the DIA from June 21 through September 27, 2020, but was pushed back more than two years. The DIA said these rescheduled dates would allow sufficient time for international travel to return to normal amid the COVID pandemic as the exhibition includes a number of international lenders.

The 2022 dates also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the museum’s acquisition of the van Gogh Self-Portrait in 1922. The DIA was actually the first public museum in the US to purchase a painting by van Gogh.

Tickets are not yet on sale for this exhibition which will include pieces from museums and private collections from around the world. The works will focus on showing how America’s view of van Gogh’s work evolved during the first half of the 20th century.

“This is a unique Detroit story, and only a museum the caliber of the DIA would be able to obtain such a large number of loaned van Gogh’s from museums and collections around the world,” said Salvador Salort-Pons, DIA Director. “This exhibition is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for residents of southeastern Michigan and beyond, and will be an unforgettable experience for everyone who visits.”

Highlights of the exhibition to include:

  • The Bedroom (1889), Vincent van Gogh, oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Van Gogh’s Chair (1888), Vincent van Gogh, oil on canvas, The National Gallery, London
  • Lullaby: Madame Augustine Roulin Rocking a Cradle (1889), Vincent van Gogh, oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Poppy Field (1890), Vincent van Gogh, oil on canvas, Kunstmuseum Den Haag
  • L’Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux (Marie Julien, 1848–1911)1888–89, Vincent van Gogh, oil on canvas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The exhibit will feature drawings, prints and a 256-page fully illustrated scholarly catalog authored by a number of international van Gogh scholars. There will also be works by Post-Impressionist artists Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin, in addition to 20th-century European and American artists Raoul Dufy, Henri Matisse, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, and Joseph Stella.


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