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Van Gogh in America

October 2, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Updated Aug 30, 2022

In celebration of its status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh—Self-Portrait, 1887, which was acquired in 1922—the Detroit Institute of Arts is organizing the first exhibition dedicated to the introduction and early reception of the iconic artist’s work in America.

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In celebration of its status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh—Self-Portrait, 1887, which was acquired in 1922—the Detroit Institute of Arts is organizing the first exhibition dedicated to the introduction and early reception of the iconic artist’s work in America.

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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). 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.

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Van Gogh’s Chair, 1888. Oil on canvas; 36 1/8 x 28 3/4 in. (91.8 x 73 cm). The National Gallery, London, bought, Courtauld Fund, 1924, NG3862.

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Van Gogh’s Chair, 1888. Oil on canvas; 36 1/8 x 28 3/4 in. (91.8 x 73 cm). The National Gallery, London, bought, Courtauld Fund, 1924, NG3862.

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Lullaby:Madame Augustine Roulin Rocking a Cradle

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Lullaby:Madame Augustine Roulin Rocking a Cradle (La Berceuse), 1889. Oil on canvas; 36 1/2 x 28 5/8 in. (92.7 x 72.7 cm). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, bequest of John T. Spaulding, 48.548.

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Portrait of Postman Roulin

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.

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Poppy Field, 1890. Oil on canvas; 28 3/4 x 36 1/8 in. (73 × 91.5 cm). Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Hague, long-term Loan Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, SCH-1948x0003.

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Poppy Field, 1890. Oil on canvas; 28 3/4 x 36 1/8 in. (73 × 91.5 cm). Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Hague, long-term Loan Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, SCH-1948x0003.

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L'Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). L'Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux (Marie Julien, 1848– 1911), 1888–89. Oil on canvas; 36 x 29 in. (91.4 x 73.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, bequest of Sam A. Lewisohn, 1951, 51.112.3.

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Sower, 1888. Oil on canvas; 13 1/4 x 16 in. (33.7 x 40.6 cm). Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, The Armand Hammer Collection, gift of Dr. Armand Hammer, AH 91.42.

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Sower, 1888. Oil on canvas; 13 1/4 x 16 in. (33.7 x 40.6 cm). Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, The Armand Hammer Collection, gift of Dr. Armand Hammer, AH 91.42.

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Stairway at Auvers, 1890. Oil on canvas; 19 11/16 x 27 3/4 in. (50 x 70.5 cm). Saint Louis Art Museum, museum purchase 1:1935.

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Stairway at Auvers, 1890. Oil on canvas; 19 11/16 x 27 3/4 in. (50 x 70.5 cm). Saint Louis Art Museum, museum purchase 1:1935.

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Drawbridge, 1888. Oil on canvas; 19 1/2 x 25 3/8 in. (49.5 x64.5 cm). Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne, WRM 1197.

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Drawbridge, 1888. Oil on canvas; 19 1/2 x 25 3/8 in. (49.5 x64.5 cm). Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne, WRM 1197.

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Dance Hall at Arles, 1888. Oil on canvas; 25 5/8 x 33 5/8 in. (65 x 85.5 cm). Musée d’Orsay, Paris, gift of M. and Mme André Meyer, 1951, RF 1950-9.

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Dance Hall at Arles, 1888. Oil on canvas; 25 5/8 x 33 5/8 in. (65 x 85.5 cm). Musée d’Orsay, Paris, gift of M. and Mme André Meyer, 1951, RF 1950-9.

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Mountains at Saint-Rémy

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Mountains at Saint-Rémy, 1889. Oil on canvas; 28 11/16 x 36 1/4 in. (72.8 x 92 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Thannhauser Collection, gift, Justin K. Thannhauser, 1978, 78.2514.24.

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Undergrowth with Two Figures

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Undergrowth with Two Figures, 1890. Oil on canvas; 19 1/2 x 39 1/4 in. (49.5 x 99.7 cm). Cincinnati Art Museum, bequest of Mary E. Johnston, 1967.1430.

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Wheat Fields with Reaper

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Wheat Fields with Reaper, Auvers, 1890. Oil on canvas; 29 x 36 5/8 in. (73.6 x 93 cm). Toledo Museum of Art, purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 1935.4.

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Roses, 1890. Oil on canvas; 27 15/16 x 35 7/16 in. (71 x 90 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, gift of Pamela Harriman in memory of W. Averell Harriman, 1991.67.1.

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Roses, 1890. Oil on canvas; 27 15/16 x 35 7/16 in. (71 x 90 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, gift of Pamela Harriman in memory of W. Averell Harriman, 1991.67.1.

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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.

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.

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"Two Peasants Digging," 1889, Vincent van Gogh, Dutch; oil on canvas. Stedelijk Musuem, Amsterdam, A411.

"Two Peasants Digging," 1889, Vincent van Gogh, Dutch; oil on canvas. Stedelijk Musuem, Amsterdam, A411.

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