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Van Gogh: Face to Face
Detroit Institute of Arts
March 12 - June 4, 2000
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
July 2 - September 24, 2000
Philadelphia Museum of Art
October 22, 2000 - January 14, 2001
The Detroit Institute of Arts presents the premier showing of Van Gogh: Face to Face, the first exhibition of portraits by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Organized by The Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this major exhibition celebrates the artist’s commitment to and love of portraiture and features 70 paintings and drawings that are being brought together from an array of public and private international collections.
Exhibition Publication: The exhibition is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated, 272-page survey of Van Gogh’s portraiture published by The Detroit Institute of Arts and Thames & Hudson, Inc. Van Gogh: Face to Face features over 200 color illustrations, essays by exhibition curators and other leading scholars, as well as a bibliography. The softbound publication ($29.95) will be available in March 2000 at the DIA, with the hardbound edition ($50) available in April.
Exhibition Tour: The exhibition subsequently will be on view in Boston from July 2 - September 24, 2000 and in Philadelphia from Oct. 22, 2000 - Jan. 14, 2001.
Update (June 2, 2000) : The Detroit Institute of Arts closes the exhibition on June 4, with record-breaking ticket sales approaching 308,000. This takes the popular exhibition over the top as the largest attended exhibition in the DIA's 115-year history.
Organizer’s & Sponsors: Van Gogh: Face to Face is organized by The Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Detroit showing of the exhibition is made possible by a contribution from the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund. Additional support is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.
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