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Art Viewing Adventures: The Woman Who Rescued Van Gough (Virtual)
Mon July 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
If a museum has a Van Gough in their collection, you’ll almost always know because you’ll see an image of it in their museum store — maybe on a t-shirt, a mug, or an umbrella. Ever wonder how an artist who basically sold only one work during his lifetime is now world-famous? Two words — Johanna Bonger. Museum Guide Bernice Iwamoto joins Rodney to tell us how this 29-year-old woman transformed Vincent Van Gogh’s works from unsellable to some of the most well-known images in the world.
(Image: “Portrait of Johanna Bonger” by Johan Cohen Gosschalk, 1905, Chalk and Watercolor)
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