Van Gogh exhibit in Mpls. will explore new understanding of the artist's work

Vincent Van Gogh
Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun by Vincent Van Gogh is one of the prized pieces in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This summer the Institute will host a traveling exhibit of Van Gogh's paintings all created in a six month period in 1889
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This summer the Minneapolis Institute of Art will open a show of six paintings by Vincent van Gogh in a show exploring new understanding of work created during a six-month period in 1889. 

"Van Gogh and the Olive Groves” will include the institute's own "Olive Trees," plus five oils on loan from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Dallas Museum of Art.

There will also be three works on paper that explore the artist's methods. The pictures come from a period when van Gogh was a self-admitted patient in an asylum in Saint-Remy in France.

He was to die the following year.

Recent study launched by the Van Gogh museum discovered new information about the artist's use of his palette, technique and materials, which give fresh insight into his work. The ticketed show will open June 25 and run through mid-September.

In 2015, as part of its centenary celebrations, the Minneapolis Institute of Art commissioned crop artist Stan Herd to create a living depiction of “Olive Trees” on land in Eagan, Minn. 

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