Here to Stay Online
A sneak preview of the exhibition.
Exhibition Here to Stay: A decade of remarkable acquisitions and their stories on view for the first time in 2021.
Saturday 5 June at 10 a.m. the Van Gogh Museum opens its doors for the first time in 2021 after being closed for more than five months as a result of corona measures by the Dutch government.
The museum still takes measures to ensure that visits are as safe as possible and welcomes a limited number of visitors each day. The exhibition Here to Stay: A decade of remarkable acquisitions and their stories will be on view to the public for the first time this year.
Emilie Gordenker, Director of the Van Gogh Museum: ‘Art can unite us as well as offer comfort and hope for the future. We are absolutely delighted that the Van Gogh Museum will reopen Saturday morning, we cannot wait to introduce our exhibition Here to Stay to the public.’
A safe and pleasant visit to the Van Gogh Museum remains a priority. Face masks are compulsory for all visitors, and the number of tickets is (and will remain) limited.
This means that all visitors will have plenty of space to get to know Van Gogh better, and can keep the required distance from other visitors and staff.
Tickets with a start time are only available through the museum website (this also accounts for Museum- and other discount cards).
A decade of remarkable acquisitions and their stories until 12 September 2021
The exhibition was available for an online preview since March but will be on view to the public for the first time this Saturday.
Here to Stay introduces the full extent of the Van Gogh Museum collection area: from paintings and drawings to prints, sculptures and letters. Most of the remarkable artworks in this exhibition are not by Van Gogh, but rather by his contemporaries.
Here to Stay features a surprising array of artists: major names including Edvard Munch, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas, but also lesser-known artists such as Henri Guérard and Adolphe Appian.
Aside from the artworks themselves, the stories behind the acquisitions play a central role. Curators offer a glimpse behind the scenes, explain why a museum collects works and why it is so important that museums continue to do so, and introduce their personal take on the artworks. The stories of people from outside of the museum also accompany the artworks in this exhibition.
Especially for Here to Stay, collectors, museum supporters and 10 Amsterdam residents were invited to reveal their favourite acquisitions from the past decade. The online preview will still be available via the Van Gogh Museum website.