"Looking at the stars always makes me dream," wrote artist Vincent Van Gogh, born this day in 1853. The Starry Night, one of Van Gogh’s best-known paintings, has been in MoMA’s collection since 1941.

[Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. Saint Rémy, June 1889. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 2012. Photo by Martin Seck]