Spotlight Talk

Conservation Spotlight Talk: Van Gogh’s Portraits of the Roulins

Friday, August 9, 2024
5:00 pm–5:30 pm
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)
Included with General Admission

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Add to Calendar 2024-08-09 17:00:00 2024-08-09 17:30:00 Conservation Spotlight Talk: Van Gogh’s Portraits of the Roulins 08/09/2024 5pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

Tucked in a corner of the “Impressionism and Beyond gallery are two portraits of a married couple by Vincent van Gogh, both painted in lively contrasting colors. Conservators and conservation scientists are exploring the materials the artist used in order to study how they have aged and possibly discolored over time. Were the flowers behind her once a vibrant pink? Was his jacket always that deep blue? Learn about the latest findings and reflect on the questions that have yet to be answered.

With Rachel Childers, assistant conservator, Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Paintings Conservation Studio.

Free with general admission. No advance registration or tickets required. Talks meet at Sharf Visitor Center.

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Upcoming Dates and Times

Friday, August 9, 2024

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Thursday, August 22, 2024

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Past Dates and Times

Friday, June 14, 2024

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Friday, March 15, 2024

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Friday, March 1, 2024

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Friday, February 16, 2024

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Sponsors

Supported by the Jane Mayer and Robert J. Mayer, M.D. Fund.