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Where to Find Vincent Van Gogh Artworks in 2020

Van Gogh Fans – Below is a comprehensive list of worldwide art exhibitions where you will be able to see Vincent Van Gogh‘s artworks in 2020.

“Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul”
Quote: Vincent Van Gogh

Potato Eaters Van Gogh Painting
Painting by Van Gogh – Potato Eaters

Exhibitions in 2020 in Europe showing Vincent Van Gogh Artworks

Exhibition: Van Gogh Alive – The Experience

When: 5 January 2020 until 19 April 2020
Where: York St Mary’s, England
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When: 7 February until 10 May 2020
Where: All Saints’ Church , Leicester, England
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When: 18 February until 9 April, 2020
Where: MAAG Halle Zurich
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When: 16 January until 18 April 18 , 2020
Where: Arena Complex, Herzliya, Israel

Van Gogh Alive-The Experience is a digital multi-sensory exhibition, capturing the inner world of Vincent Van Gogh and his artworks. Hundreds of projectors screen onto large walls, ceilings and floors large scale projections of the magnificent and colorful artworks of the Dutch artist. The paintings surround you and you are literally stepping into Van Gogh’s paintings. The use of light, color and music are a feast for all the senses.

“The projections are intertwined with a symphony of sound and extravagant light shows that immerse the viewer in an all encompassing 360 degree spectacle.” Time Out Magazine

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Exhibition: Meet Vincent van Gogh 

When: 7th February 2020 to 21 May 2020
Where: 99 Upper Ground | London South Bank 

Meet Vincent Van Gogh is a multi-sensory, digital and interactive exhibition that focuses on the upbringing and artworks of the Dutch artist, Vincent Van Gogh.

The Van Gogh Amsterdam Museum curated this award-winning exhibition and it currently travelling around the world. It is arriving in London after being extremely successful in Beijing, Barcelona and Seoul. High resolution artworks are projected onto massive panels, allowing you to understand Van Gogh’s upbringing and follow his artistic development in the Netherlands, Paris, Arles, St. Remy and Auvers.

A Sound & Light Exhibition Immersing you into Van Gogh’s Creative World

This digital exhibition is a truly an immersive experience. You will feel like you are stepping into Van Gogh’s artworks. In addition to the visual spectacle before you, headsets are provided. Narration background includes the thoughts of Van Gogh that he expressed in hundreds of letters that he wrote to Theo and background about the paintings. Although there are no original artworks, the exhibition allows the viewer to understand how his artwork provided the artist with an outlet for expressing his personal & psychological anguish.

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Exhibition: In the Picture

Where: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
When: From 21 February to 24 May 2020 

This exhibition will focus on the self-portraits painted by Vincent Van Gogh and also the portraits of other notable artists. All in all, around 75 portraits will be on display, including portraits done by Edvard Munch, Charley Toorop, Gustave Courbet, Paul Cézanne and others. Through the portraits,  you will see how artists used painting to portray themselves or others by blurring the lines of reality and fiction. It really isn’t so different to how we portray ourselves and others on social media.

On display is the iconic and world famous self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh with the bandaged ear, on loan from The Courtauld Gallery in London.

“The portrait. That’s something old, one might say – but it’s also brand new.” from Vincent’s letter to Theo dated 5-6 September 1889

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Vincent Van Gogh Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear
Vincent Van Gogh Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear

Exhibition: Van Gogh’s Greatest Letters

Where: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam 
When: 19 June until 23 August 2020

This exhibition will provide the opportunity to view the letters of Vincent Van Gogh. Nearly all his remaining letters are kept at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. So that these letters are protected against damage, they are not loaned to museums around the world.  In the summer of 2020, the Van Gogh museum will show a 40 Van Gogh letters, alongside 23 related paintings and 6 drawings. This is a rate opportunity, so don’t miss out if you are visiting Amsterdam.

One of Vincent Van Gogh's Letters to Theo
One of Vincent Van Gogh’s Letters to Theo

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Exhibition: Van Gogh: the Colors of Life

Where: Centro Culturale Altinate San Gaetano, Padua, Italy
When: 10 October 2020 until 11 April 2021

This amazing exhibition will be hosted inside a former 16th-century monastery. On display will be over one hundred Vincent Van Gogh artworks, most of them on loan from the famous an Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the amazing Kröller-Müller Museum. More details to follow in the near future.

Exhibition: Becoming Van Gogh

Where: Didrichsen Museum,Helsinki 
When:  5 September 2020-31 January 2021

Becoming Van Gogh exhibition aims to show the process in which Vincent Van Gogh became an artist. The artworks on display are from his earlier years, 1881–1886.  During these years, Van Gogh focused on capturing the city’s down-trodden people and hard-working farmers. His landscapes depicted Dutch landscapes and village scenes.

The sketches and studies in this exhibition were created mostly in the Netherlands, where Van Gogh lived and studied between the years 1881–1885. The sketches portray rural and urban landscapes from various places, such as Etten, The Hague, Nuenen and Paris.

In this exhibition, you will see 39 of Van Gogh’s earlier sketches (some of them quite large) and two oil paintings.  These works will be on loan from the amazing Kröller-Müller museum in the Netherlands which owns the 2nd largest collection of Van Gogh’s art.  

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Vincent Van Gogh drawings from his early years
Vincent Van Gogh Sketches from his early years

Exhibitions in 2020 in the United States showing Vincent Van Gogh Artworks

Van Gogh & America

Museum: Detroit Institute of Arts, USA
Dates: 21 June, 2020 until 27 September 2020

Americans were pretty slow to recognize the genius of Vincent Van Gogh. It was only in 1923 that a few of his paintings were exhibited in the United States for the very first time. Strangely it took Irving Stone’s 1934 historical fiction novel “Lust for Life” and the 1956 movie based on this novel to expose mainstream Americans to Van Gogh’s artworks.

Detroit Institute of the Arts deserves to host this exhibition as it was the first US museum to purchase a Van Gogh painting. In this exhibition, you will view over 60 Vincent Van Gogh artworks, including mostly paintings but also some drawings.  

Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh & His Sources

Where: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
When:11 October 2020-3 January 2021

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Where: Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio 
When: 5 February until 2 May 2021

The aim of this exhibition is to show the connection between Van Gogh’s artworks & his predecessors, i.e. the Barbizon, and impressionism and post impressionism painters of the 19th century. This exhibition will showcase around 15 Van Gogh artworks, along with 100 or so paintings by other famous artists that Van Gogh admired, such as Rembrandt, Daubigny, Monet, Gauguin and Signac.

 Van Gogh landscapes
Van Gogh landscapes

2020 Art Exhibitions in Japan showing Vincent Van Gogh Artworks

Exhibition: Van Gogh and Still Life: from Tradition to Innovation

Where: Sompo Museum of Art, Japan
When: 6 October-27 December 2020 

This wonderful exhibition will include around 25 Vincent Van Gogh artworks, including one of his iconic paintings of “Sunflowers”. Many of these paintings will be on loan from the Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum. In addition, around 50 still lifes by other European artists from the 17th until the early 20th century.

Sunflowers Van Gogh artwork
Sunflowers Painting Van Gogh

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