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Van Gogh Exhibition Now Open At MFAH Houston

By Colby Smith

Van Gogh Exhibition Now Open At MFAH Houston

Hockey – Van Gogh will showcase at the Museum of Fine Arts between now and June 20, 2021.

You might be amped up for the blockbuster Van Gogh exhibition that’s coming to Houston this summer, so you might as well brush up on the iconic Dutch painter’s works with the exhibition: Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Naturenow open at MFAH.

The Joy of Nature explores the shared vision of pop-art expressionist David Hockney, and post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. Though the artists grew up in totally different places, geographically and in terms of artistic landscapes, both expressed a stark affinity for nature through the medium of their art.

The exposition will reveal Van Gogh’s undeniable inspiration in Hockney’s work with 10 of his paintings and drawings, as well as nearly 50 of Hockney’s sketches, paintings, and experimental videos.

“Through a bold use of color and experimentation with perspective, each artist crafts a painterly world that is utterly individual and true to themselves, yet offers immense universal appeal,” the museum writes on its website.

Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature premiered at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and the Houston presentation marks the first time the two renowned artists have been paired in an American museum exhibition.”

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Tickets to the exposition, which are now available for purchase on the museum’s website, are free for children 12 and under. For teenagers under 19, tickets costs $20, which is the same price for seniors 65 and older. Tickets cost $25 for adults between the ages of 19 and 65. When purchasing tickets, visitors must first select a date and time slot.

Tickets cannot be exchanged after purchase.

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