A Record-Breaking Sunday

(Right) 2)Vincent van Gogh, Le Moulin de la Galette, 1886. Oil on canvas, 15 x 18 1/4 in. Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany. (Left) Vincent van Gogh, Moulin de la Galette, 1887, Pencil and ink on paper 21 1/4 x 15 5/8 in.; 53.975 x 39.6875 cm.. Acquired 1953. The Phillips Collection, Washington DC.

(Right) Vincent van Gogh, Le Moulin de la Galette, 1886. Oil on canvas, 15 x 18 1/4 in. Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany. (Left) Vincent van Gogh, Moulin de la Galette, 1887, Pencil and ink on paper 21 1/4 x 15 5/8 in.; 53.975 x 39.6875 cm.. Acquired 1953. The Phillips Collection, Washington DC.

In the second-to-last Sunday of Van Gogh Repetitions, we broke a record! 2,305 visitors came out of the cold and into the museum, surpassing our previous daily attendance record set only a few weeks ago on December 26 with 2,276 visitors.

If you haven’t been a part of these notable crowds, be sure to come see the show before it closes February 2.

Jean Meisel’s Imaginary Seascapes

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Installation of Jean Meisel: 50-65 Horizon Line, an Intersections contemporary art project. Photo: Amy Wike

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Jean Meisel, Untitled watercolor, 1970s-2013. Photo: Rhiannon Newman

Installation of Washington-based artist Jean Meisel’s 50–65 Horizon Line is nearly complete in an intimate gallery on the second floor of the house. Meisel began creating these tiny paintings, none measuring more than six inches, during the 1970s and hasn’t stopped since. While the works might evoke memories of landscapes and seascapes encountered by viewers, these endearing scenes are in fact all created from the artist’s imagination.

Meisel will discuss her work in an Artist’s Perspective at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 30.