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The nature of Van Gogh
Works by the Dutch artist often remembered for his battle with mental illness will be on display at Ottawa’s National Gallery of Canada through September 3. Van Gogh: Up Close is Canada’s first major exhibit on the painter in more than 25 years and the National Gallery is the show’s only Canadian stop. The exhibit will explore Van Gogh’s love of nature and more than 40 of his paintings will be on display. More than a dozen Japanese woodblock prints will be on view too; Van Gogh and his brother Theo collected more than 400 woodblocks and the artist was heavily influenced by the Japanese artist’s emphasis on a single detail of nature like a tree branch or blade of grass. Timed tickets: adults $25, seniors $22, students $15, kids 12 to 19 $10, under 12 free. Plus, your stub will get you $2 off the adult admission to Van Gogh: Brush with Genius showing at the nearby Museum of Civilization’s IMAX® Theatre through September 3. For more info or hotel/museum packages: gallery.ca/vangogh [CC]
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