With some 200 paintings, 500 drawings, 30 prints and more than 800 letters, the Van Gogh Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh. This anniversary exhibition allows visitors to experience this world-class collection like never before.
Lisa Smit, curator of Choosing Vincent: ‘We not only show iconic paintings and drawings by Vincent, such as Almond Blossom, but also previously unexhibited pieces: his birth certificate, Jo van Gogh-Bonger’s diary, and a portrait of engineer Vincent van Gogh, which was restored especially for the exhibition.’
Knowledge gained from a number of the museum’s long-term research projects is combined in this appealing and accessible exhibition, which is ideal to visit with your (chosen) family.
Choosing Vincent. Portrait of a Family History is on display in the Exhibition Wing at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam from 10 February to 10 April 2023.
The exhibition is accompanied by Choosing Vincent. From Family Collection to Van Gogh Museum. This lavishly illustrated book, which includes newly discovered historical material, documents the multifaceted history of the collection that features world-famous works by Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. It also outlines the genesis of the Van Gogh Museum, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023. Uitgeverij THOTH Bussum, € 24.95, available in Dutch and English.
This exhibition was supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the museum’s main partners: the VriendenLoterij, ASML and DHL. The exhibition was also supported by the Vincent van Gogh Foundation and Van Lanschot Kempen.