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"In arranging my new apartment I see your paintings again with so much pleasure.... There's such a note of truth, of real countryside in each one."
Letter to van Gogh from his brother Theo, Paris, March 16, 1889
"I've looked most attentively at your works since we parted; first at your brother's and then at the Independents exhibition. I offer you my sincere compliments, and for many artists you are the most remarkable in the exhibition. With things from nature you are the only one there who thinks."
Letter to van Gogh from artist Paul Gauguin, Paris, March 20, 1890
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That was cool

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Anna - 4.17.2012 - 11:03 AM
I loved it very much I think that the audio players were very helpful. I wish that I could do it all again!

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Kate - 4.17.2012 - 11:02 AM
I loved this exhibit! It was so amazing I can't wait to come again another time! Thank you so much!

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Hope - 4.17.2012 - 11:00 AM
We traveled from North NJ and entered at 11 AM on Sunday, March 25. Understandably it was quite crowded. Wish we could have visited on a weekday. His paintings were still fresh. Couldn't believe they were done 120 years ago. Loved 'Two Sunflowers'.

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Naoko - 4.16.2012 - 3:32 PM
We went on a Sunday, having purchased tickets 3 weeks in advance. The show was grossly oversold, and the mobs made it impossible to get a decent look at any of the work. We took our 2 boys, thinking that it would be a good learning experience, but when there are 25 people crowding around every painting trying to scrutinize every brushstroke, it's impossible to have any appreciation for the paintings. After 15 minutes in the mob we simply left, having wasted almost $100. We've been to many shows at the museum the past 25 years, and I've never been so disappointed. Very poorly managed.

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John S - 4.16.2012 - 8:56 AM
To witness the depth of expression van Gogh successfully shared in his work is a gift -- thank you!

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Anonymous - 4.15.2012 - 4:54 PM
It was amazing the way all the colors danced on the surface of the canves and how it all fit togther in perfect harmony it was insiteful and inspirtional experience

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Anonymous - 4.15.2012 - 4:47 PM
IT WAS GRET.

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Kelly - 4.15.2012 - 4:44 PM
It was amazing

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Caitlin - 4.15.2012 - 4:43 PM
Cool flowers, chad

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Anonymous - 4.15.2012 - 3:02 PM
I never knew Vincent was enamored with Jap Art!

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Tomas Dobb - 4.15.2012 - 2:38 PM
Excellent exhibit! Van Gogh really loved his undergrows, wheat, flowers, moths, and fields! No potato people or Starry Night though. No audio of the Don McLean hit "Vincent." That would have been a nice touch.The woman narrator was informative but the old man narrator came off as a pompous fool who thought he was an art expert.

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Tomas F. Dobb - 4.15.2012 - 2:35 PM
Sorry, but this was underwhelming and unmoving. Expected better.

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Anonymous - 4.15.2012 - 2:04 PM
This was good. So many references.

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Cookie - 4.15.2012 - 1:30 PM
This was amazing...the sideways Macs totally add to the experience

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Da - 4.15.2012 - 1:30 PM
This was amazing. The audio thingies were very helpful too.

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Awesome - 4.15.2012 - 1:29 PM
Great exhibition. Thank you.

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Rebecca - 4.15.2012 - 1:01 PM
An absolutely amazing experience. His works completely connect you to nature and touches your heart as is comforts your soul.

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Tiffany R. - 4.15.2012 - 12:31 PM
Truly inspiring. A wonderful first visit to the Art Museum with my wife.

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Michael P. O'Rourke - 4.15.2012 - 12:23 PM
where are all the portraits?! his portraits are evocative and moving but there are NONE in this exhibit!!! really a major let down!!

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bummed no portraits - 4.14.2012 - 4:49 PM

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