Van Goghing to Philadelphia

Members of the education department took a road trip recently to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to view current exhibition Van Gogh Up Close and meet our colleagues in Philly.  Works by van Gogh are in the Phillips’s permanent collection, and  I used the opportunity to study the painter and get to know a work which is a near twin of our The Road Menders (1889)The Large Plane Trees (Road Menders at Saint-Remy) from the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Check out some photos highlighting our trip (plus, in honor of National Poetry Month, a haiku I wrote in response to one of van Gogh’s paintings)!

A view of the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the famous Rocky statue out front. Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt.

A view of the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the famous Rocky statue out front. Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt.

A sign for the van Gogh exhibition. Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt.

A sign for the van Gogh exhibition. Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt.

My ticket, admission tag (look familiar?) and form asking for a haiku in response to van Gogh’s painting, A Pair of Boots. Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt.

My ticket, admission tag (look familiar?) and form asking for a haiku in response to van Gogh’s painting, A Pair of Boots. Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt.

My haiku—submitted! Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt.

My haiku—submitted! Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt.

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