The Brothers Vincent and Theo
Whatever happened, Vincent van Gogh could always count on the support of his younger brother Theo. Read more about the brothers’ special relationship.
The anniversary year of 2023 kicks off with a tribute to the Van Gogh family. Without the unconditional support that they offered Vincent, the museum simply would not have existed.
The exhibition Choosing Vincent: From Family Inheritance to World-Famous Collection (working title) tells a personal story of doubt, setbacks, pride, and triumph. A story punctuated with dilemmas, seen through the eyes of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), his brother Theo (1857-1891), Theo's wife Jo (1862-1925) and their son Vincent (1890-1978), named after his uncle.
The many masterpieces and lesser-known gems in the exhibition reveal how the family inheritance grew to become a world-famous collection.