On 29 July 2015 it was exactly 125 years since Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) died. Throughout the year, the artist was honoured with outstanding exhibitions and cultural events in various European towns.
Even today, Van Gogh inspires people all over the world and, 125 years after his death, is still more ‘alive’ than ever. In memory of the Dutch artist in this year, the Van Gogh Europe Foundation, an association comprising around 30 institutions, is organising an international programme in four countries.
Exhibitions and events
Exhibitions and cultural events are being organised in the various towns and villages in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England that are of importance for the life and work of the artist. For the first time, museums and institutions that actively contribute to conserving Van Gogh’s heritage are working together on a large scale.
Van Gogh Europe Foundation
Four institutions laid the basis of the Van Gogh Europe Foundation: the Van Gogh Museum, the Kröller-Müller Museum, Van Gogh Brabant and Mons 2015, the European Capital of Culture. The Foundation consists of around 30 institutions which actively contribute to conserving Van Gogh’s heritage in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England.