Paintings by Van Gogh will be exhibited at the Minneapolis Institute of Art this summer


Van Gogh’s “Olive Trees” (Mi / Supplied)

The Minneapolis Institute of Art has announced that it will host an exhibition this summer featuring five paintings by Vincent van Gogh.

Opening on June 25, “Van Gogh and the Olive Trees” focuses on paintings made over a period of six months, when the artist lived in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. On loan from the Van Gogh Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art, the painting Oliviers will also be part of an exhibition featuring three works on paper that explore the artist’s methods.

The exhibition will be presented at the Cour des arts décoratifs of the Bell family until September 18.

“This exhibit provides a rare and exciting opportunity for our audience to see several of Van Gogh’s masterpieces here in the Twin Cities,” said Katie Luber, Director of Nivin and Duncan MacMillan and President of Mia. “Van Gogh’s work has inspired generations of art lovers, and nothing beats the experience of seeing these paintings and noting the energy and emotion behind each of his brushstrokes.”

According to an announcement, the Olive Grove paintings were created between June and December 1889, during Van Gogh’s stay as a self-admitted patient at the local asylum in Saint-Rémy. Recently, a collaborative conservation and scientific research initiative launched by the Van Gogh Museum has made new discoveries regarding the artist’s palette, techniques and materials, as seen through these olive grove paintings. The results offer new insight into Van Gogh’s bold and experimental approach during this period and reveal his passionate investigation into the expressive powers of color and line.

“Van Gogh and the Olive Groves” will be a paid exhibition. Advance reservations are recommended and tickets go on sale in May.


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