Tickets to see 'Van Gogh in America' at the DIA go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 30

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

The rare chance to see some of the most famous works by one of history's most well-known painters is upon us.

The collection — which features "Starry Night," "The Bedroom," "Portrait of Postman Roulin" and nearly 70 others — is at the Detroit Institute of Arts Oct. 2-Jan. 22. 

"Starry Night" is one of two paintings Vincent Van Gogh painted that depict stars twinkling over the Rhône. He painted them both while he was living in Arles, Frances from 1888-1889. It'll be included in the Detroit Institute of Arts' "Van Gogh in America" exhibit that opens in October.

"Van Gogh in America" at the DIA marks the 100th anniversary of the museum's purchase of Vincent Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait, 1887," in 1922. The DIA was the first public museum in the United States to purchase a Van Gogh. 

DIA members can get free tickets now. Tickets for the general public go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 30 at dia.org or by calling (313) 833-4005. "Van Gogh in America" tickets can also be purchased at any admissions desk at the DIA. 

Ticket prices are $14-$19 for adults in the tri-county area, $24-$29 for adults outside the tri-county and $7 for youths. Group discounts are available. 

The Detroit Institute of Arts is at 5200 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. 

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