With a milestone coming in 2023, the Van Gogh Museum has unveiled plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year – plans that involve various exhibitions featuring renowned artists and a birthday party right in the heart of the city. ‘Amsterdam for fans of one of the most famous museums in the Netherlands.
The museum organizes a 50th anniversary party on the Museumplein
Honoring the life and work of Vincent van Gogh – one of the most prolific Dutch artists – the Van Gogh Museum opened on July 2, 1973. 50 years later, it remains a key attraction for tourists and visitors alike. inhabitants, welcoming around 2 million visitors each year.
As well as hosting several landmark exhibitions of Van Gogh‘s work, the museum is looking to celebrate its anniversary in style, with a grand anniversary party on Museumplein on July 2, 2023. Few details have been revealed until present, but the museum promises it will be an “unforgettable party” for “visitors, friends and fans from all over the Netherlands”.
Three exhibitions to celebrate the life and work of Vincent van Gogh
To mark this momentous anniversary, the museum has organized three separate exhibitions which will take place throughout 2023 to look back on different aspects of the life and work of the famous artist. Kicking off the celebrations is Choose Vincent: from family heirloom to world-renowned collectionwhich will run from February to mid-April, and focuses on the “unconditional support” that Van Gogh received from his family.
After Choose Vincentthe exhibition Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise. His last months will follow in the spring, until September 3. Organized in collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, this exhibition offers a “comprehensive overview” – more than 50 paintings and 20 unpublished works – of the “tremendously productive” last two months of Van Gogh’s life.
Finally, from October to January 2024, Van Gogh along the Seine explores the impact that a specific area near the Seine in Asnières had on a number of prominent artists at the end of the 19th century – including Van Gogh. Organized in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago, it is the first exhibition to “focus on Asnières as a destination for painters” and to explore “why this place inspired Van Gogh and other artists in their search for a new style of modern painting”.