Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of a Peasant" has been held inside of the Norton Simon Museum in California for forty years, but it's about to be liberated on a little East Coast vacation. From October 30th through January 20th, 2013, The Frick Collection will proudly display the painting, which van Gogh painted in August 1888. They say:
"The painting has not left its home institution, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, in nearly forty years, making this a rare and exciting viewing opportunity for East Coast audiences. The modern masterpiece will be shown in the Frick's Oval Room... accompanied by lectures, a seminar, and gallery talks. In the nearby Multimedia Room, a brief video presentation will discuss the results of new research and the painting's examination, while an introductory video will be shown in the Music Room."
The real masterpiece at The Frick, however, is that bowling alley they keep hidden away.