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Member Lecture: Mapping the Landscape of Van Gogh and the Avant-Garde

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A painting in pastel tones and loose brushstrokes of two rowboats in a river, a man fishing from one, the other empty, tree branches in the foreground and a wide, arched bridge beyond.

Fishing in Spring, the Pont de Clichy (Asnières), 1887.

Vincent van Gogh. Gift of Charles Deering McCormick, Brooks McCormick, and Roger McCormick.

Jacquelyn N. Coutré, Eleanor Wood Prince Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture of Europe, and curatorial associate Jena K. Carvana discuss the conceptualization and organization of the exhibition Van Gogh and the Avant-Garde: The Modern Landscape. Join us to hear the fascinating stories behind some of the works on view and discover how the show evokes the historical suburbs of Paris in a fresh consideration of one of the world’s most beloved artists.

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Please note that this is an in-person event that takes place at the museum. In accordance with state and City of Chicago guidelines, visitors to the museum are no longer required to wear masks or provide proof of vaccination, though anyone who would like to wear a mask is encouraged to do so. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the week before your visit, we ask that you stay home. We appreciate your help in keeping the museum a healthy and safe place for our staff and visitors. Learn more about our visiting policies.

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