Subseries . "Van Gogh: Face to Face." October 22, 2000 - January 14, 2001

Date:
1997-2001

Scope and Content Note

On October 22, 2000, the exhibition "Van Gogh: Face to Face" opened at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A traveling exhibition, it first opened at the Detroit Institute of Arts, followed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This magnificent show focused on Van Gogh's portraits of both himself and others. Also on display were the initimate portaits he painted during his treatment for epilepsy at the sanitarium he stayed in in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. The exhibition was curated by George Keyes, The Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Painting at the Detroit Institute of Arts; George T.M. Shackelford, The Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of European Painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Joseph Rishel, The Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The records contain administrative files that document the planning and research of the exhibition, as well as loan files. The bulk of the records date from 1998 to 2000.