Van Gogh 2015

Bringing Van Gogh together on a European level

Vincent van Gogh, Gauguin’s chair

Vincent van Gogh, Gauguin’s chair, 1888, Van Gogh Museum

Vincent van Gogh lived from 1853 to 1890. At that time nobody appreciated him as an artist. Van Gogh is now among the top world-famous artists. His works are on show all around the world. To this day many people are inspired by his paintings, drawings and letters. What is unusual is that in addition to his paintings and drawings, the locations he lived and worked in can still be admired. From the Netherlands to the South of France.

Various museums, cultural institutions, towns and organisations from the Netherlands, Belgium and France took the initiative at the beginning of 2012 to inaugurate Van Gogh Europe.

On 29 July 2015 it will be exactly 125 years since Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) died. The Van Gogh Europe Foundation, a collaboration of around 30 organisations is seizing this opportunity to honour the Dutch artist under the theme ‘125 years of inspiration’. The stimulus for this is that the artist inspires many people to this very day and that he is still very much ‘alive’, even 125 years after his death. Activities will be organised throughout the year in various towns in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England that featured in the life and work of the artist: prominent exhibitions, cultural events, digital applications etc. Never before has there been cooperation on this scale between the organisations (museums and heritage sites) which are actively engaged in preserving and promoting Van Gogh’s heritage.

The Van Gogh Europe Mission

To connect and collaborate in a sustainable manner all the locations where Van Gogh lived and worked, and the museums where his work is preserved, studied and displayed.