Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ coming to Michigan via Paris, 1st time in US in decade


Detroit-No need to book a flight to France to see one of the most iconic paintings in the world. Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night Over the Rhone” is rented from the Musée d’Orsay and comes to Detroit. This painting has been exhibited in the United States for the first time in more than 10 years.

This is part of a unique Vincent van Gogh exhibition that will only be held in Michigan this year, featuring over 70 genuine Van Gogh works. “Van Gogh in America” ​​will be held at the Detroit Institute of Arts from October 2, 2022 to January 22, 2023.

This exhibition was originally scheduled to be held at DIA in 2020, but has been postponed for more than two years. DIA said the rescheduled dates would give enough time for overseas travel to return to normal in the COVID pandemic, as the exhibition includes many international lenders. Said. Tickets for the exhibition will go on sale this summer and the release date has not yet been announced.

The Starry Night, also known as the Starry Night Over the Rhone, is one of two iconic paintings, including the night sky that Van Gogh created when he lived in Arles, France, from 1888 to 1889. Reflections of gas lighting above the Rhone river illuminated with the sky and a couple walking along the banks of the foreground.

This masterpiece was last exhibited in the United States in 2011 and is one of three Van Gogh works lent by the Musée d’Orsay for the DIA exhibition, which DIA calls the largest Van Gogh exhibition in the United States for generations. Will be. ..

“This is a unique Detroit story, and only DIA caliber museums can get so many rented Van Gogh from museums and collections around the world,” said DIA Director Salvador Salortopons. Says. “This exhibition will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Southeast Michigan and beyond, and an unforgettable experience for all visitors.”

Not only will Van Gogh’s paintings be on display at this exhibition, but his drawings and prints from museums and private collections around the world will also be on display. The exhibition will take place around the same time as the 100th anniversary of the Detroit Institute of Arts becoming the first American museum to acquire his “self-portrait” of Van Gogh’s paintings.

Exhibition highlights included:

  • bedroom (1889), Vincent van Gogh, oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Van Gogh’s Chair (1888), Vincent van Gogh, Oil on Canvas, National Gallery, London
  • Lullaby: Madame Augustin Luran shaking the cradle (1889), Vincent van Gogh, Oil on Canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston
  • Poppy field (1890), Vincent van Gogh, oil on canvas, The Hague Municipal Museum of Art
  • L’Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux (Marie Julien, 1848–1911)1888–89, Vincent van Gogh, Oil on Canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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