The Best of #Instavangogh

As Van Gogh Repetitions winds down, so too does our #instavangogh competition. We were blown away by the creativity, enthusiasm, and fun people had with our beard cutouts modeled after the Postman Joseph Roulin. Here’s just a few of our favorites.

These irresistibly cuddly pets who sent our cute-o-dometers off the charts:

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Clockwise from top left: submissions from @melissajosefina, @spanuska, @louisvuittonlvoer, and @LindleyThornburg

These creative thinkers who took their beards one step further than most; students from the Nysmith School in Virginia created their own colorful versions, and the folks from the Auberge Ravoux, van Gogh’s last home, sent #instavangogh greetings from across the ocean.

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left: submission from @nysmithschool, right: submission from @christianjosi

Participant @marklindamood, who van Gogh-ified van Gogh himself:

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Submissions from @marklindamood

These couples who were split between excitement and annoyance toward the photo opp:

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Left: submission from @virginiahewitt, right: submission from @cassusmith

These die-hard fans who pulled out all of the van Gogh stops:

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Left: submission from @vtlinda, right: submission from @bosley_lisa

These commendable feats of coordination, each interpreting his or her repetition in a unique way:

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Left: submission from @ejshuq, Right: submission from @amandaduchemin

Check out the rest of the submissions on our #Instavangogh Pinterest board, and don’t miss your chance to see the exhibition before it closes this Sunday, February 2!

 

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.

Kojo Digs Van Gogh

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WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi and Phillips Curator Eliza Rathbone discuss Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of Joseph Roulin. Photo: Amy Wike

This year, WAMU is celebrating Kojo Nnamdi (of the popular The Kojo Nnamdi showwith Kojo Digs, a tumblr that highlights some of his favorite DC spots. The Phillips is his pick for January, so Exhibition Curator Eliza Rathrbone took the radio personality on a quick tour through Van Gogh Repetitions earlier this week. For more pictures from the visit, head to Kojo Digs.

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Kojo Nnamdi and Eliza Rathbone tour the Van Gogh Repetitions exhibition. Photos: Amy Wike