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VINCENT QUARTET M ore than 100 years after his death, Vincent v a n G o g h (1853- 1 8 9 0 ) continues to enthrall the public, with name recognition and a global following exceeding even Warhol — a renown strangely at odds with the Dutch painter's challenging road as an artist struggling with mental health issues who only sold a handful of works during his lifetime. Now the post-Impressionist's popularity is set to crescendo yet again, as three van Gogh exhibitions/experiences grip Dallas' culture-seeking audience this fall, paired with a just-released book that serves up a surprisingly fresh take on his life and art. This month, "Van Gogh and the Olive Groves" debuts at the Dallas Museum of Art (October 17 – February 6, 2022). The focused exhibition A TRIO OF EXHIBITIONS AND A NEW BOOK MAKE THIS THE SEASON OF VAN GOGH. intensely observed paintings of olive groves come together in Dallas, along with drawings, borrowed primarily from eminent European and American collections. This is the first museum exhibition devoted to the artist's lyrical, expressive olive groves; it's co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, where the exhibit launches, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, where the exhibition lands next spring. The latter owns the mother lode of the artist's works — the largest cache in the world. Co- curated by Nicole R. Myers of the DMA and Nienke Bakker at the Van Gogh Museum, the exhibition promises insights based on new state-of-the-art conservation and scientific research collaboratively undertaken on the paintings on loan. Concurrently, two ambitious, experiential takes on Vincent engage the North Texas audience. "Immersive Van Gogh," arrive in Dallas with 500,000 cubic offers a glorious and scholarly paean to a series painted during the seminal period when van Gogh was healing at the asylum of Saint-Rémy-de- Provence. Reunited for the first time since they were painted between June and December 1889, van Gogh's 15 (Continued) "Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" is one of three Dallas van Gogh exhibitions this fall. PAGE 34: COLLECTION MUSEU DE ARTE DE SÃO PAULO ASSIS CHATEAUBRIAND, PHOTO JOÃO MUSA. PAGE 36 COLLECTION MOMA, NYC; © MOMA / LICENSED BY SCALA / ART RESOURCE, NYC. 34

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