(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.
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 show) with 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.
Kojo Nnamdi and Eliza Rathbone tour the Van Gogh Repetitions exhibition. Photos: Amy Wike
Which work in the Van Gogh Repetitions exhibition did the artist complete in less than an hour? Which did he paint on a piece of patterned clothing material? Chief Curator Eliza Rathbone has the answers. Follow her through a brief introduction to the exhibition in this video.