Dallas Museum of Art presents "Van Gogh and the Olive Groves"

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Dallas Museum of Art presents Van Gogh and the Olive Groves
Vincent van Gogh, Olive Grove, 1889, oil on canvas, Collection Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands. Photo by Rik Klein Gotink

The Dallas Museum of Art will host the first exhibition dedicated to Vincent van Gogh’s important olive grove series, executed during his yearlong stay at the asylum of Saint-Rémy-deProvence. Co-organized by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, "Van Gogh and the Olive Groves" reunites for the first time the series of paintings devoted to the titular motif that the artist produced between June and December 1889. It additionally highlights new discoveries about the artist’s techniques, materials, and palette that emerged from a collaborative conservation and scientific research project that included all 15 paintings in the series.

This bold and experimental series reveals Van Gogh’s passionate investigation of the expressive powers of color and line, and his choice of the olive groves as an evocative subject. The exhibition will also explore the artist’s tendency to produce groups of paintings on specific subjects, taking a closer look at select examples from key periods of his production, as well as at the larger series of paintings dedicated to motifs he considered quintessential to Provence, to which the olive groves belong. 

Co-curated by Nicole R. Myers, the DMA’s Barbara Thomas Lemmon, Senior Curator of European Art, and Nienke Bakker, Senior Curator of Paintings at the Van Gogh, Museum, the exhibition will be on display at the Van Gogh Museum from June 25-September 12, 2021 before coming to Dallas.

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Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201