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Van Gogh and His Inspirations Staff Pick

When: Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 12 2020
Price: $15/adult, $10/student, Free/under age six
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — it’s worth the hour plus drive to Columbia to see all the great stuff our capital’s art museum has to offer. And, after a recent renovation, the Columbia Museum is more appealing than ever. Opening this October, the museum presents an exciting, original exhibition, Van Gogh and His Inspirations. Guests can check out 12 paintings and drawings from Van Gogh including a painting of poppy fields on loan from the National Gallery of Art, a painting of a peasant woman weaving from the Boston Museum of Fine Art, and the world-famous self-portrait from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. These works will be presented side-by-side with their inspirations: a collection of over 30 works by artists who influenced Van Gogh’s aesthetic thinking. These works were collected over a decade by Steven Naifeh and Greg Smith as they researched their NYT bestseller, Van Gogh: The Life.


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