Van Gogh Repetitions
Curatorial Research Assistant Lucy Zimmerman discusses the history of van Gogh forgeries and their complicated relationship to the artist’s repetitions, from the faked van Goghs of Otto Wacker in the early 1900s to suspicions about certain canvases raised by experts today.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:30 pm
This naturalistic look at the lives of Vincent and Theo van Gogh shows that both men were tormented individuals. The movie also examines the age-old tension between art and commerce.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:30 pm
Van Gogh’s anguished personal and artistic life, and his brother’s attempts to help him, are vividly dramatized in this celebrated biopic rendered in the painter’s vibrant colors.
Dr. William H. Robinson, Curator of Modern European Art, and Marcia Steele, Senior Conservator of Paintings, discuss the research conducted in preparation for the exhibition Van Gogh Repetitions and its potential for altering perceptions of this iconic artist.
In celebration of Van Gogh Repetitions, enjoy a lecture and symposium delving into the life and work of this legendary artist.
Art historians and medical professionals offer new interpretations and insights into Vincent van Gogh’s art and illness.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7:00 pm
A nuanced, multifaceted portrait of “mad” Vincent van Gogh emerges from this singular film, in which excerpts from Vincent’s many letters to his brother (read here by John Hurt) are paired with finished canvases and with shots of landscapes that the artist might have painted. “The best film about a painter I have ever seen.” –Roger Ebert.
Explore the special exhibition Van Gogh Repetitions with our docents. Exhibition ticket required.