Where You Can See Masterpieces of Vincent van Gogh | Galleries and Museums | RatePunk
Vincent van Gogh is undoubtedly the most famous Renaissance Master on the planet. His works are widely exhibited in many galleries and museums around the world. So it might be challenging to find the gallery which shows the original “The Starry Night”, “Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers”, or the portrait of himself.
Today he is widely acknowledged as one of the most brilliant, yet troubled artists in the history of modern art. Despite his early death - he died at 37 years old - Vincent van Gogh created around 900 oil paintings and even 1,500 prints. Amazing, isn't it? Most importantly, 2023 marks Vincent Van Gogh's 170th birthday so it is a great opportunity for various museums to display some of Van Gogh's masterpieces. So we checked the latest news on which art galleries are holding or going to hold exhibitions with some of Vincent Van Gogh's masterpieces.
Where to See Vincent Van Gogh's Artworks
There are several art galleries, art museums, and in general museums that display some of Vincent Van Goghs artworks. The most fascinating fact about Vincent Van Gogh is the beginning of hist art career. He started painting not from an early age but when he was 28 years old. Given the fact that he passed away 9 years later, he managed to create nearly 900 paintings. So no wonder that there is a huge list of museums that displays his artwork. However, I decided to present TOP 10 most popular masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh and where you can see it.
# 1-2 FAMOUS VAN GOGH'S SUNFLOWERS
There are several paintings with sunflowers because Van Gogh completed 2 series starring sunflowers: Paris Sunflowers featuring 4 paitings, and Arles Sunflowers showcasing a five-piece series. So all these paintings exist in art galleries, and museums all over the world but the most well-known works are at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art ( "Sunflowers" 1887), and London's National Gallery of Art ("Vase with Fourteen Sunflowers" 1888).
# 3 THE STARRY NIGHT (1889)
Hypnotic, calming, magical, mesmerizing... I can go on and on about this painting. It is the most famous impressionistic painting and many knows it. I used to believe that it is housed in Van Gogh Museum but I was wrong. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City obtained this world-known painting in 1941.
#4 THE YELLOW HOUSE (1888)
For 14 months Van Gogh lived in Arles, a commune in the South of France. During this time, he dreamed of establishing a shared painting studio so he rented four rooms in the "Yellow House" located at 2 Place Lamartine. The painter immortalized the Yellow House in a painting and you can see it at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
#5 BEDROOM IN ARLES (1888)
It is said that Van Gogh found his artistic inspiration in the most surprising source - his bedroom. He painted his bedroom 3 times, paying extreme attention to colors. Let's take a look at his letter to his brother Theo, if you are wondering why he chose such colors: “I have painted the walls pale violet. The ground with checked material. The wooden bed and the chairs, yellow like fresh butter; the sheet and the pillows, lemon light green. The bedspread, scarlet coloured. The window, green. The washbasin, orangey; the tank, blue. The doors, lilac. And, that is all. . . I have depicted no type of shade or shadow; I have only applied simple plain colors, like those in crêpes.” “Bedroom in Arles” painting is on display at Van Gogh Museum.
# 6 Stunning CAFÉ TERRACE AT NIGHT (1888)
There is no light without darkness. The famous impressionism artist had a great talent to capture mesmerising nightscapes. "The Cafe Terrace at Night" shows a late summer evening in the Palace du Forum. The painting is on display at Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands. This museum is like a cozy art gallery because it has the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world (almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings). I highly recommend visiting this museum if you happen to have some spare time.
#7 STARRY NIGHT OVER THE RHÔNE (1888)
The aquamarine sky, the mauve ground, and the luminous tones with bold brushstrokes emit so much energy and calmness at the same time. At a painting like this, you can stand for hours and still not get enough of such beauty. “Starry Night Over The Rhone” is housed at the Musee D'Orsay in Paris and it is part of the permanent collection. This truly spectacular museum displaying various famous masterpieces. One more a must-visit place for art lovers.
# 8 SELF-PORTRAIT (1889)
If you are going to visit the Musee D'Orsay, you will see not only “Starry Night Over The Rhone” but also “Self-Portrait” (1889). During the time Vincent Van Gogh spent in the mental hospital, he began exploring the self-portrait genre and he completed 30 portraits of himself.
#9 IRISES (1889)
Vincent Van Gogh often painted in the asylum's garden. In 1889 he painted the most well-known painting of Irises. To some of you it might look like a simple study, but in 1987 it was the most expensive painting ever sold to a private collector for $53.9 million. When the J.Paul Getty Museum repurchased and since then it has been there on display.
# 10 WHEATFIELD WITH CROWS (1890)
This painting has a really dark background. Two months before his suicide, Van Gogh left the hospital and moved to Auvers-sur-Oise. On July 27, 1890 he shot himself in a wheat field - a similar setting to his last painting he had completed. This painting is on display at Van Gogh Museum.
Special Exhibition Of Vincent Van Gogh 2023/2024
Only some museums or art galleries have the opportunity and capacity to purchase world-known paintings at a permanent exhibition. Everyone understands the importance of educating people about art and displaying original works worldwide. That’s why time to time museums agree to exchange some exhibits by adding works from their own collection or fully renting the whole exhibition and displaying them at the museum. For instance, not everyone affords to have Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. However, people always have many opportunities to see some of his works in various art galleries and museums. Check the most popular exhibitions in 2023.
Chengdu Museum | Chengdu, China
European art from the 19th to 20th century had many changes and breakdowns. The exhibition "The Infinite Universe of Wuji — Masterpieces from the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea" displays authentic works of 46 brilliant artists from the 19th to 20th century, covering all significant styles and movements of modern and contemporary art in Europe. Including the famous dutch painter - Vincent Van Gogh.
Location: 1 Xiaohe Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu, China
Date: Until 26th of February 2023
Belvedere Art Museum | Vienna, Austria
The Belvedere museum collection has a fascinating collection of several thousand works including Klimt, Schiele, and Kokoschka. Currently, it displays an exclusive exhibition “Klimt: Inspired by Van Gogh, Rodin, and Matisse”. The exhibition displays five oil paintings.
Location: Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Dates: 3 February - 29 May 2023
Regular ticket costs € 13,90
Van Gogh Museum | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Van Gogh museum kicks off the anniversary year of 2023 with a tribute to the painter's family. The special exhibition "Choosing Vincent" shows the true family's dedication to Van Gogh and his artworks. Nevertheless, the museum has a vast collection - 4686 paintings of Van Gogh. I recommend buying tickets online at least two weeks in advance because Van Gogh's Museum always sells out all the tickets. I am telling this from my personal experience.
Location: 1070 AJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date: 10 February - 10 April 2023
Regular ticket costs € 20
Palazzo Bonaparte | Rome, Italy
The Van Gogh exhibition at Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome shows 50 of the most famous works of the Dutch painter from the Kröller-Müller Museum. At the Palazzo Bonaparte, visitors can see the famous "Self-portrait" (1887), "The Sower" (1888), "Wheatfield under the cloudy sky" (1889), etc. Visitors can see the exhibition the whole week from 9 am til 7 pm, and on Fridays-Sundays, it is open til 9 pm.
Location: Piazza Venezia 5, 00187 Rome
Date: Until 26th of March 2023
Price: from € 19.50
"Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" | Singapore
Recently immersive experience exhibitions become more and more popular. It is interactive and resonates significantly with visitors that visit an art gallery. It is hard not to be influenced by a 360° multi-sensorial exhibition where art meets VR, and even try your hand at creating your own masterpiece! Especially if it is inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's paintings! This exhibition is ranked among the top 12 best immersive experiences by CNN and has attracted over 5 million visitors since 2017. For the first time, it will be in Southeast Asia - Singapore. If you happen to be there, look for tickets.
Place: Resorts World Sentosa, B1 Forum 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Date: 1 March - 1 October 2023
Price: start from $24
Shanghai Museum | China
The UK National Gallery's first-ever exhibition in China- "Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery" - and this special exhibition displays the most prestigious collection of western paintings. Visitors can look at 52 masterpieces by artists such as Caravaggio, Raphael, Titan, Rembrandt, Constable, Monet, and Van Gogh, which are on a display tour of Asia this year early 2024. Two more venues will be announced soon.
Location: 201 Renmin Ave, People's Square, Huang Pu Qu, China, 200003
Date: Until 7th of May 2023
The National Gallery | London, United Kingdom
“After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art" is the perfect art exhibition if you want to explore the art of three masters: Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin. The display shows how new modern art taking in Expressionism, Cubism, and Abstractions. Visitors will have an opportunity to see hundreds of works by various artists ranging from Klimt and Kokoschka, Matisse and Picasso to Mondrian and Kandinsky. Also, the exhibition displays some sculptures by artists including Rodin and Camille Claudet. Worth mentioning, some of the most iconic works of art come from institutions, private art galleries, and private collections worldwide such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musée d’Orsay, Paris; Art Institute of Chicago; Musée Rodin, Paris; National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh; Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona; Tate; and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut.
Location: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
Date: 25 March - 13 August 2023
Price: from £24
Stedelijk Museum | Alkmaar, Netherlands
"Van Gogh, Cezanne, Le Fauconnier & the Bergen School". The special exhibition displays a selection of original works by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, and Henri Le Fauconnier. Are you wondering why is this exhibition so important? The exhibition shows a new and detailed picture of the origins of expressionism in the Netherlands. For instance, Vincent van Gogh painting "Flowering Horse Chestnut" Paris, (May-July 1887).
Location: Canadaplein 1, 1811 KE Alkmaar, Netherlands
Date: 29 April - 3 September 2023
Van Gogh Museum | Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise. His Final Months". The famous impressionism artist spent his final months in Auvers-sur-Oise- a small village 30 km from Paris. Most precisely, he spent 70 days in Auvers and threw himself into painting, producing 74 paintings and 33 drawings. "Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise. His Final Months" is a seriously beautiful exhibition not to be missed to see such iconic works as "Portrait of Dr. Gachet", "The Church at Auvers", and "Wheatfield with Crows".
Date: 12 May - 3 September 2023
Later, this special exhibition will be displayed at Musée d'Orsay in Paris starting on the 26th of September till the 28th of January 2024.
Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, United States
“Van Gogh and the Avant-Garde: Along the Seine” exhibition displays artworks between the years 1882-1890. Visitors can explore the most famous post-impressionist artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Emile Bernard, and Charles Angrand.
Location: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, United States
Date: 14 May - 4 September 2023
The same exhibition will be displayed also at Van Gogh’s Museum in Amsterdam starting on the 13th of October 2023 til the 14th of January 2024
Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York City, United States
This spring one of the most influential art museums in the US will display the “Van Gogh's Cypresses” special exhibition. The Metropolitan Museum of Art will display 40 Van Gogh pieces themed around cypress trees. The exhibition will present "Wheat Field with Cypresses" (1889) and other paintings, drawings, and illustrated letters showing cypresses.
Location: 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028;
Date: 22 May - 27 August 2023
Drents Museum | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Drents Museum comments that never before has Vang Gogh’s Drenthe period been the subject of a significant exhibition. Vincent Van Gogh's decision to stay in a rural village and be a painter of peasants perfectly reflects in the "Van Gogh in Drenthe" exhibition. At the show, visitors can explore such masterpieces as "Peasant burning weeds (1883)", "The Peat Boat (1883)", etc.
Location:Brink 1, 9400 AC Assen, Netherlands
Date: 11 September 2023 - 7 January 2024