Museum  September 12, 2018  Chandra Noyes

The Met Reunites its Van Gogh Collection

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Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1887

According to a recent blog post, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has all of their Vincent Van Gogh masterpieces under one roof for the first time in years. The Met owns 16 Van Gogh's, the largest collection in North America. The works are frequently out on loan for exhibitions at other institutions around the world.

Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat
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Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat (obverse: The Potato Peeler), 1887

Vincent van Gogh, L'Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux (Marie Julien, 1848–1911), 1888–89
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Vincent van Gogh, L'Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux (Marie Julien, 1848–1911), 1888–89

Vincent van Gogh, La Berceuse (Woman Rocking a Cradle; Augustine-Alix Pellicot Roulin, 1851–1930), 1889
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Vincent van Gogh, La Berceuse (Woman Rocking a Cradle; Augustine-Alix Pellicot Roulin, 1851–1930), 1889

Vincent van Gogh, Cypresses, 1889
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Vincent van Gogh, Cypresses, 1889

But for a brief window, all of their works are together again for lucky visitors who want to take in the Post-Impressionist master's swirling brush strokes and vivid colors. The Met's collection covers a breadth of Van Gogh's work, including still lifes, landscapes, an introspective self-portrait, and images of sunflowers and cypress trees, some of his most iconic subjects. 

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Vincent Van Gogh, Oleanders, 1888

All 16 of the Met's Van Gogh works are on view in their Nineteenth-Century European Painting Galleries, 822 and 825, through February 2019.

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Chandra Noyes

Chandra is managing editor for Art & Object.