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The Large Plane TreesNovember–December 1889. Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890).

The Large Plane Trees (detail), November–December 1889. Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Oil on canvas; 73.4 x 91.8 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of the Hanna Fund 1947.209

Van Gogh Week 2014

Wednesday, April 23–Saturday, April 26, 2014
Location:  Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

In celebration of Van Gogh Repetitions, enjoy a lecture and symposium delving into the life and work of this legendary artist.

Van Gogh and Madness: The Artist Versus the Legend
Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m., Gartner Auditorium
Free; reservations strongly recommended. Please remember that timed tickets are required for entry to the exhibition.

CMA Curator of Modern European Art William Robinson and CMA Senior Paintings Conservator Marcia Steele discuss the research conducted in preparation for the exhibition Van Gogh Repetitions and its potential for altering perceptions of this iconic artist. Recent discoveries obtained through scientific analysis of Van Gogh’s paintings shed new light on the artist’s working methods, stimulating reconsideration of the relationship between his artistic production and illness. The speakers explore the questions of what these studies tell us about conventional views of Van Gogh and the constructed myth of the modern artist.

Presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art Women’s Council.

Symposium—Rediscovering Van Gogh
Saturday, April 26, 12:30 p.m., Gartner Auditorium
Free; reservations strongly recommended. Please remember that timed tickets are required for entry to the exhibition.

Art historians and medical professionals offer new interpretations and insights into Van Gogh’s art and illness. Speakers include William Robinson, co-curator of the exhibition Van Gogh Repetitions; Cornelia Homburg, internationally renowned Van Gogh scholar and curator of three Van Gogh exhibitions; and Dr. Joseph Calabrese, chair and professor of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and director of the Bipolar Research Center, Mood Disorders Program, University Hospitals, Cleveland.