When our bus arrived in front of The Today Show, my only thought was to drop off my suitcase, freshen up ,and head to the MOMA ( The Museum of Modern Art). It houses contemporary and modern art. One piece I knew I had to see, was Van Gogh's Starry Night. Peggy Carouthers, a writer, editor, and custom manager content gives a brief history of the Starry Night, 1889. Most only know that he battled depression and died of suicide. Peggy gives details to how we came to gain his collection of artwork, after his death and the death of his brother Theo.
I've always wanted to see his work in person. After many television specials showing his work. I was looking forward to seeing it for myself. I arrived at the MOMA, in New York before noon. The Starry Night was the only exhibit in the room to have its own personal guard. Since it was early there wasn't a large crowd, but there were quite a few people looking and taking pictures. I waited patiently for my turn.
I wanted to be fair to others, but I also needed more time to study Van Gogh's signature swirls of color. The Moon looked so naturalistic. The more I looked, the more I wanted to touch it. Which was a big No No! I'm very pleased with the photos I took. One gives a very rich and detailed account to what I saw. I believe you must see an artist work more than once. Each time you see something different. Van Gogh's works are no exception. The most recognizable art work and top artist of all times.
Don't miss your opportunity to see Van Gogh's artwork, rarely seen outside of Europe. Located at the Dayton Art Institute, at 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405. We are told, the pair of landscape paintings, were painted close to the end of his life. Said to have painted almost a painting a day at the end of his short life. His last works being painted in Auvers-sur-oise, France. During his stay at the Monastery Saint -Paul de Mausole. Vincent van Gogh, took his life by shooting himself in his abdomen.
Van Gogh and European Landscapes exhibits are free to the members of the Dayton Art Institute, and is included in general admission. Plan your visit today! Exhibit ends September 4, 2022. The museum provides wheelchairs free of charge, and an elevator is available to those that must refrain from climbing stairs.The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Open the following days and times:
Wednesday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.
Seniors (60+) $10
Youth (ages 7-17): $5
Children (ages 6 & younger): Free
Museum Members: Free
(Check website for more pricing details, parking is free.)
Should you bring children? Rated in the top 10 museums for children!