Paintings return to refurbished Van Gogh Museum

Sunflowers, The bedroom, Irises, Cornfield with crows and The potato eaters are back in the Van Gogh Museum on Museumplein. These and other top pieces are on show during the anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work marking the reopening of the museum on 1 May. Over the past seven months, 75 works by Van Gogh have been displayed in the Hermitage Amsterdam. The presentation Vincent. The Van Gogh Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam attracted 665,000 visitors during those months.

After a 7-month stay in the Hermitage Amsterdam, Sunflowers is returning to the Van Gogh Museum. This top piece will be shown alongside 200 other works during the anniversary exhibition entitled Van Gogh at work, marking the reopening of the Van Gogh Museum on 1 May. Photo: Martijn van den Dobbelsteen

After a 7-month stay in the Hermitage Amsterdam, Sunflowers is returning to the Van Gogh Museum. This top piece will be shown alongside 200 other works during the anniversary exhibition entitled Van Gogh at work, marking the reopening of the Van Gogh Museum on 1 May. Photo: Martijn van den Dobbelsteen


Director Axel Rüger: ’We are delighted to be opening our doors to the public again on 1 May. This is an important moment. All three museums on Museumplein have now reopened. And that’s a great feeling. For the past seven months, the Hermitage has offered us wonderful temporary accommodation. Now it’s time to come home. To mark the occasion, we’ve organised a special anniversary exhibition based on eight years of research. The exhibition features unique loans and exceptional combinations of art works. For example, the Van Gogh Museum’s Sunflowers will be hung beside the Sunflowers from London’s National Gallery and Woman rocking a cradle, a unique arrangement also favoured by Vincent van Gogh himself. The exhibition also enables visitors to find out for themselves how Vincent van Gogh worked, using microscopes and touch screens, for example.’

Vincent. The Van Gogh Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam
The presentation Vincent. The Van Gogh Museum in the Hermitage Amsterdam attracted over 665,000 visitors over the past seven months. Interestingly, more than 2.5 times as many Dutch visitors came to this presentation compared to those visiting the Van Gogh Museum on Museumplein during a similar period. In percentages, that’s 21% Dutch and 79% foreign visitors, whereas normally over 85% of visitors to the Van Gogh Museum come from abroad.
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